German Yearbook of International Law: Vol. 58 (2015)

The Vol. 58 of the German Yearbook of International Law opens, in the Forum section, with an exploration of the “weakness” of international law in the face of the Ukraine conflict.

The Focus Section goes on to document the results of a conference organised by the German Federal Foreign Office in co-operation with the University of Potsdam on “International Law, Cyber Space and the Concept of Due Diligence” and looks i.a. at possible lessons to be learnt from the Environmental Law context and potential legal frameworks and regulatory models for Cyberspace.

The General Articles take up diverse issues such as inter-State cooperation in witness protection, the divergence of post-award remedies in ICSID and non-ICSID, the Palestinian right to exploit the Dead Sea coastline for tourism, the General Comments of the UN Human Rights Committee, the relationship between international law and negotiated or adjudicated maritime boundaries and issues of State succession and colonisation as a formal problem of international law.

Articles in the final section discuss “German Practice” relating i.a. to the Federal Constitutional Court’s judgment on Muslim teachers wearing headscarves, the German Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council, the international legal framework for intelligence surveillance from a human rights perspective, Germany’s proposals for a temporary ‘Grexit’, and finally, an article from the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN in New York details the German-Iraqi Initiative in the UNGA relating to the Destruction of Cultural Heritage as a tactic of war.

We thank all of our authors for making this volume possible.

Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2016
139,90 €, 558 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-428-15061-8