Vol. 52 (2009)

Vol. 52 (2009) of the German Yearbook of International Law examines the chances and challenges of regional human rights protection in the Focus section. In-depth articles on the African human rights system, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, mechanisms in the Asia-Pacific region, the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American human rights system provide a comprehensive overview from different geographical perspectives. The volume also includes an in-depth examination of the German Federal Constitutional Court’s Judgment on the Treaty of Lisbon and selected articles from the 2009 Nord Stream Pipeline symposium organized by the Walther Schücking Institute.

German Yearbook of International Law Vol. 52 (2009) - Contents


Thomas Giegerich
The Federal Constitutional Court’s Judgment on the Treaty of Lisbon – The Last Word (German) Wisdom Ever Has to Say on a United Europe?

9 -43

Focus Section – Chances and Challenges of Regional Human Rights Protection

Gina Bekker
The African Human Rights System: An Uphill Struggle

45 -73

Kamran Hashemi
Muslim States, Regional Human Rights Systems and the Organization of the Islamic Conference

75 -105

Peter Malanczuk
Regional Protection of Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region

107 -137

By Michael O’Boyle & John Darcy Lat
The European Court of Human Rights: Accomplishments, Predicaments and Challenges

139 -180

Jo M. Pasqualucci
The Inter-American Human Rights System: Progress Made and Still To Be Made

181 -229

Symposium – The Nord Stream Pipeline: Legal, Economic ans Environmental Issue

Roland Götz
The Nord Stream Pipeline: The Energy Policy Background

233 -240

Sergei Vinogradov
Challenges of Nord Stream: Streamlining International Legal Frameworks and Regimes for Submarine Pipelines

241 -292

Timo Koivurova & Ismo Pölönen
Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the Case of the Baltic Sea Gas Pipeline

293 -325

Stefan Leible
Private International Law: Contracts for Delivery of Gas

327 -340

Richard Happ
The Nord Stream Pipeline: Settlement of Disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty?

341 -354

Achim-R. Börner
Comment on the Private Law Aspects of the Nord Stream Pipeline

355 -366

General Articles

Paul David Mora
The Legality of Civil Jurisdiction over Torture under the Universal Principle

367 -403

Anja Seibert-Fohr
Judicial Independence in European Union Accessions: The Emergence of a European Basic Principle

405 -436

Anthony D’Amato
The Coerciveness of International Law

437 -460

Lydia F. Müller
Judicial Independence as a Council of Europe Standard

461 -485

Karin Oellers-Frahm
The Principle of Consent to International Jurisdiction – Is It Still Alive? Observations on the Judgment on Preliminary Objections in the Case Concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia)

487 -524

Andreas Fischer-Lescano & Lena Kreck
Piracy and Human Rights: Legal Issues in the Fight against Piracy within the Context of the European “Operation Atalanta”

525 -561

Mart Susi
Application of the Access to Court Doctrine by the European Court of Human Rights: Estonia’s Concept of Comprehensive Court Protection

563 -600

Alberto Alvarez-Jiménez
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body’s Limited Autonomy to Modify the WTO Dispute Settlement System

601 -633

German Practice

Thomas Giegerich & Alexander Proelss
Forword from the Editors

635 -635

Eike Blitza & Oliver Daum
The Parental Rights of Unmarried Fathers in the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights – Zaunegger v. Germany

636 -641

Felix Bieker & Lorenz Frahm
The Retroactive Abolition of the Maximum Period of Preventive Detention – M. v. Germany

641 -647

Tobias Thienel
Momentous Judgments against Germany in the European Court of Human Rights: Zaunegger v. Germany and M. v. Germany

647 -656

Patrick Braasch
Germany’s Compliance with the European Convention of Human Rights’ Length of Procedure Requirements

657 -661

Björn Elberling
German Involvement in the Prosecution of Somali Piracy Suspects

661 -669

Dörte Herrmann
The German Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol

669 -678

Heiko Leitsch
No Deportation of Asylum Seekers to Greece? The Decisions of the German Federal Constitutional Court of 8 September, 23 September, 5 November, 13 November and 8 December 2009

679 -684

Alexander Proelss
Action of a Foreign Municipality against the Permission to Operate a Former Military Border-Zone Airport for Civil Purposes

684 -690

Laura Schmeckthal & Philip Seifert
Administrative Court of Stuttgart: Level 1 Family Allowance for Registered Partnerships

690 -697

Berenike Schriewer
“Rescuing” Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: Germany’s Declaration of Acceptance

697 -699

Julia-Pia Schütze
Germany’s Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture

700 -702

Christoph Seidler & Philip Seifert
Judgement: Article 13 (2) (c) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Legality of Tuition Fees for Higher Education

703 -708

Philip Seifert
Motion to Initiate Legislation for the Belated Implementation of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention Defeated in German Federal Parliament

708 -715

Book Reviews

Vincent Chetail (ed.): Post-Conflict Peacebuilding – A Lexicon (Blake-Kießling) 717 -720
O. Corten/ P. Klein (eds.): Les Conventions de Vienne sur le Droit des Traités – Commentaire article par article (Zimmermann) 720 -721
Richard K. Gardiner: Treaty Interpretation; and Ulf Linderfalk: On the Interpretation of Treaties. The Modern International Law as Expressed in the 1969 Vienna Convention of the Law of Treaties (Tzanakopoulos) 721 -724
Walter Kälin/Jörg Künzli: The Law of International Human Rights Protection (Geiß) 724 -727
Vaughan Lowe/Adam Roberts/Jennifer Welsh/Dominik Zaum: The United Nations Security Council and War – The Evolution of Thought and Practice since 1945 (Geiß) 727 -729
Susan Marks (ed.): International Law on the Left – Re-examining Marxist Legacies (Eberling) 729 -732
Elke Schwager: Ius bello durante et bello confecto. Darstellung am Beispiel von Entschädigungsansprüchen der Opfer von Antipersonenminen (Stubbe) 733 -734
Wenhua Shan/Norah Gallagher: Chinese Investment Treaties: Policies and Practice (Tams) 735 -737
Daniel Terris/Cesare P. R. Romano/Leigh Swigart: The International Judge (Tams) 737 -738