German Yearbook of International Law: Vol. 57 (2014)
Arnauld, Andreas von (Hrsg.), Nele Matz-Lück (Hrsg.), Kerstin Odendahl (Hrsg.),
In the year of the 100th anniversary of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law where the German Yearbook of International Law is edited, Vol. 57 looks at a text by its founder Theodor Niemeyer and deals with philosophical and political questions of (legal) science within the “Forum”. The “Focus Section” considers the position of the law of the sea in the 21st century. Participants of the March 2014 conference in Kiel present articles on the development of fundamental issues pertaining to the law of the sea, i.a. the domination of land over sea or institutional developments, as well as current challenges, e.g. the exploitation of deep sea resources, maritime security, and dispute settlement in multi-layered constellations.[more]The subjects of “General Articles” range from fundamental questions regarding the sources of law to the relationship between public international and EU law, the application of the Monetary Gold principle, issues of competence of the European Court of Human Rights, consequences of the Kadi jurisprudence, and to matters of international criminal law such as immunity and the right to a lawful judge. Articles in the final section discuss “German Practice” relating i.a. to the (il)legality of the Kosovo intervention, to a possible compensation in the Kunduz case, to the human right to privacy in the digital age, to UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, and to the reference decision of the Federal Constitutional Court regarding the OMT Decision of the ECB.