German Yearbook of International Law: Vol. 55 (2012)
Kerstin Odendahl (Hrsg.), Nele Matz-Lück (Hrsg.)
The Vol. 55 (2012) of the German Yearbook of International Law, leads with the Arab Uprisings and International Law in the Forum section, dealing with the legal issues surrounding intervention, responsibility to protect, humanitarian intervention, authorisation by Security Council, NATO’s involvement, assistance to insurgents, political interests, Democracy, Islamic law, Rule of Law, immunities relating to Heads of State, accountability, right to resist oppression, and the effect of the Arab revolutions. [more]
Our Focus section brings into the spotlight the near-memory tumultuous disasters (natural and human-made) experienced around the world. The section deals with the legal questions surrounding Disaster Preparedness and Response. It discusses the current status of international disaster response law involving issues such as nuclear accidents, humanitarian principles and assistance, responsibility to protect, internationally-wrongful acts, State responsibility, sustainability and the environment, drawing on various organisations (international, regional and organisational bodies) and groups to give clarity to these issues.
Our General Articles section features diverse articles on State and jurisdictional immunities in light of the ICJ concerning Germany v. Italy, issues surrounding the recent General Comment No. 21by the ICESCR Committee on Article 15 (1) (a) of the ICESCR relating to cultural and minority rights, a discussion on the issues on Pilot-Judgments and Structural Problem encountered in the European Court of Human Rights, the hotly contested question concerning Whaling and the rights of indigenous peoples – which also deals with the Conflict of Treaties and the International Whaling Commission. Other articles cover the subjects dealing with Mercantile Metaconstitutionalism corresponding to World Trade Organization, developing countries and trade agreements, and legal issues and the effect of Scotland’s independence in relation to the United Nations and the European Union.