Vol. 54 (2011)

Vol. 54 (2011) of the German Yearbook of International Law  examines the current issues surrounding the Arctic, including the legal questions and challenges faced by various governing organisations, questions on regional cooperation and mechanisms, indigenous rights, and the European Union. This volume features articles from major scholars on the Polar Code, Arctic Council, UNCLOS, maritime delimitation, delineation, climate change, limits of the Continental Shelf, regional fisheries management, traditional territory, the draft Nordic Saami Convention, comparisons of the Arctic and Antarctic regimes, and the European Union influence in the Arctic region.

The global financial crisis is examined from both international and EU law perspectives through the existing international financial architecture and the European stability mechanism in our Forum section.

Our General Articles section features diverse articles on critical legal theory of interpretative fidelity in international law, the conservation and management of shared fish stocks and its international trade regimes, state responsibility in relation to deep seabed mining, genetic testing of embryos in vitro, treaty bodies and an analysis of the Eurasian Economic Community.

Thank you to all of our authors for making this volume possible.

German Yearbook of International Law Vol. 54 (2011) - Contents

Forum – The Global Financial Crisis

Christian Tietje
The International Financial Architecture as a Legal Order

Abstract & Keywords

11 -45

Christoph Ohler
The European Stability Mechanism: The Long Road to Financial Stability in the Euro Area

Abstract & Keywords

47 -74

Focus Section – The Arctic Challenge

Kristin Bartenstein
Navigating the Arctic: The Canadian NORDREG, the International Polar Code and Regional Cooperation

Abstract & Keywords

77 -124

Jonas Attenhofer
Navigating Along Precedence: How Arctic Sovereignty Melts with the Ice

Abstract & Keywords

125 -154

Nele Matz-Lück
Continental Shelf Delimitation and Delineation in the Arctic: Current Developments

Abstract & Keywords

155 -191

Richard Barnes
International Regulation of Fisheries Management in Arctic Waters

Abstract & Keywords

193 -230

Nigel Bankes
Indigenous Land and Resource Rights in the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Comparisons with the Draft Nordic Saami Convention

Abstract & Keywords

231 -280

David. L. VanderZwaag
The Arctic Council at 15 Years: Edging Forward in a Sea of Governance Challenges

Abstract & Keywords

281 -314

Tim Stephens
The Arctic and Antarctic Regimes and the Limits of Polar Comparativism

Abstract & Keywords

315 -349

Aðalheiður Jóhannsdóttir
The European Union and the Arctic: Could Iceland’s Accession to the EU Change the EU’s Influence in the Arctic?

Abstract & Keywords

352 -382

General Articles

Emmanuel Voyiakis
International Law, Interpretative Fidelity and the Hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer

Abstract & Keywords

385 -420

Bjørn Kunoy
Conservation and Management of Shared Fish Stocks and the Applicable International Trade Regime

Abstract & Keywords

421 -458

Rosemary Rayfuse
Differentiating the Common? The Responsibilities and Obligations of States Sponsoring Deep Seabed Mining Activities in the Area

Abstract & Keywords

459 -488

Ralf Müller-Terpitz
Genetic Testing of Embryos in vitro – Legal Considerations with Regard to the Status of Early Human Embryos in European Law

Abstract & Keywords

489 -520

Kasey L. McCall-Smith
Reservations and the Determinative Function of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Abstract & Keywords

521 -563

Christoph J. Schewe & Azar Aliyev
The Customs Union and the Common Economic Space of the Eurasian Economic Community: Eurasian Counterpart to the EU or Russian Domination?

Abstract & Keywords

565 -606

German Practice

Susanne Wasum-Rainer & Christophe Eick
The UN Security Council and International Law in 2011

609 -626

Peter Wittig
Climate Change and International Peace and Security: The Open Debate in the United Nations Security Council on 20 July 2011

627 -638

Thomas Giegerich
The Federal Constitutional Court’s Deference to and Boost for Parliament in Euro Crisis Management

639 -657

Jan Oliva
Legal Persons from EU Member States and their Entitlement to Fundamental Rights under the German Basic Law

659 -663

Björn Elberling
German Practice Regarding Enforcement of Sentences Passed by International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

665 -670

Patrick Kroker
Universal Jurisdiction in Germany: The Trial of Onesphore R. Before the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt

671 -687

Tobias Thienel
Torture Abroad, Consular Assistance and the Admissibility of Evidence

689 -695

Oliver Daum
Juridicial Virgin Soil and the Well-fortified Democracy – The Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution under International Legal Scrutiny

697 -712

Felix Machts
Legal Protection of Biotechnological Inventions – Patentability of Extraction of Precursor Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells (ECJ)

713 -720

Patrick Braasch
The European Convention on Human Rights’ Limitations in the Dismissal of Non-clergy Church Employees

721 -729

Sara Jötten & Jule Siegfried
The German Strike Ban for Public Officials in Light of the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights:
The Judgments of the Administrative Court of Düsseldorf of December 2010 and the Administrative Court of Kassel of July 2011

731 -739

Stephanie Schlickewei
Denial of Individual Right to Compensation to Victims of World War II Massacre in Light of the ECHR: Sfountouris and Others v. Germany

741 -752

Claudia Schubert
Whistle-Blowing after Heinisch v. Germany: Much Ado About Nothing?

753 -763

Antje Siering
Freedom of Expression in a National Context: The Case of Hoffer and Annen v. Germany

765 -772

Philipp Tamme
No Residence Permit after Marriage in Denmark: The Federal Administrative Court in Breach of EU Law?

773 -783

Book Reviews

Piet Eeckhout: EU External Relations Law (Giegerich) 787 -794
Duncan French/Mathew Saul/Nigel D. White (eds.): International Law and Dispute Settlement: New Problems and Techniques; and Enzo Cannizaro (ed.): The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention (Tams) 794 -798
Florian Hofmann: Helmut Strebel (1911–1992) Georgeaner und Völkerrechtler (Schröder) 799 -800
Victor Kattan: From Coexistence to Conquest – International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1891–1949 (Müller) 801 -802
Martti Koskenniemi: The Politics of International Law (Jia) 802 -805
André Nollkaemper: National Courts and the International Rule of Law (Jia) 805 -807
Alexander Orakhelashvili (ed.): Research Handbook on the Theory and History of International Law (Elberling) 808 -811
Lisa Ott: Enforced Disappearance in International Law (Jötten) 812 -813
Armin von Bogdandy/Sabino Cassese/Peter M. Huber (eds.): Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum. Band III: Verwaltungsrecht in Europa: Grundlagen; Band IV: Verwaltungsrecht in Europa: Wissenschaft (Becker) 814 -816
Onuma Yasuaki: A Transcivilizational Perspective on International Law (Schriewer) 816 -819
Andreas Zimmermann (ed.): The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: A Commentary (Hailbronner) 820 -822
Books received 823 -824