Vol. 61 (2018)

Vol. 61’s Forum Section analyses the Donald Trump administration and international law. Its Focus section assembles a selection of articles based upon presentations which were discussed at an international conference on International Law and Human Health convened by Sebastian von Kielmansegg and Nele Matz-Lück, and supported by the Thyssen Foundation, from 26-27 September 2018.

The General Articles Section deals with, among a variety of other topics of international law, the tension between human rights, international trade, investment and development law, and state responsibility for the destruction of cultural property. 

The German Practice section analyses, among other topical matters, the activation of the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression, German practice concerning the use of force in Syria, and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, adopted in Marrakech, Morocco, in December 2018.
We thank all of our authors for making this volume possible.

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


German Yearbook of International Law Vol. 61 (2018) - Contents


Forum – The Trump Administration and International Law

Jack Goldsmith & Shannon Togawa Mercer
International Law and Institutions in the Trump Era

11- 39

Focus – International Health

Nele Matz-Lück

43- 44

Pedro A. Villarreal
Public International Law and Human Health: Bridging Conceptual Gaps Through Governance

45- 71

Anika Klafki
International Health Regulations and Transmissible Diseases

73- 102

Valentin Aichele
‘Taking out the Magnifier’: Groups in Vulnearable Situations Under Global Health Law

103- 130

Silja Vöneky
International Standard Setting in Biomedicine – Foundations and New Challenges

131- 151

Philippe Cullet & Hu Yuanquiong
Medical Patents and the Right to Health – From Monopoly Control to Open Access Innovation and Provision of Medicines

153- 182

Walther Schücking Lecture

Christine Chinkin
Women, Peace and Security: Tackling Violence Against Women in the Contemporary World?

185- 205

General Articles

Riccardo Pisillo Mazzeschi
Coordination of Different Principles and Values in International Law

209- 250

Annalisa Ciampi
The Divide Between Human Rights, International Trade, Investment and Development Law

251- 293

Patrizia Vigni
State Responsibility for the Destruction of Cultural Property

295- 345

Viljam Engström
Regulating the Baltic Sea – A Showcase of Normative Pluralism

347- 376

Katayoun Hosseinnejad
Interpretation in Light of Which ‘Object and Purpose’?

377- 401

Sophie Papadileris
Protection of Peacekeepers Resorting to Armed Force – A Current Dillema

404- 435

German Practice

Guido Hildner
The Activation of the International Criminal Court’s Jurisdiction over the Crime of Aggression: The Edifice is Completed

439- 450

Helmut Philipp Aust & Mehrdad Payandeh
German Practice With the Regard to Use of Force in Syria

451- 463

Sara Jötten & Felix Machts
Ban on Strike Action for Civil Servants is Constitutional: The Judgement of the Federal Constitutional Court of 12 June 2018

465- 473

Liv Christiansen
Turkish Politicians’ Political Campaigns in Germany – The Legality of Public Appearances Under German Law

475- 490

Henning Büttner
Much Ado About Nothing vs. the Opening of Pandora’s Box? – Some (Normative) Aspects of the Migration Compact Regarding its Impact on Germany

491- 521

Maximilian Jacob & Clemens J. Dorsel
The Case of the Lifeline – A German Perspective on the Dilemma of Private Sea Rescuing in the Mediterranean

524- 540

Thesis Summaries

Andreas von Arnauld, Kerstin von der Decken & Nele Matz Lück
Editor’s Note


Stefan Martini
Comoparative Constitutional Justice

545- 548

Andreas Orator
Prospects for and Limits to Establishing Union Agencies

549- 551

Jochen Rauber
The Changing Structure of International Law as a Change of International Law’s Foundational Principles

553- 555

Hubertus Reinbach
The Monopoly of Trade Unions in German Strike Law: The Strike Between Constitution and International Law

557- 559

Philipp Tamme
The Enforcement of EU Law by the European Court of Human Rights: Vicarious Constitutional Jurisdiction for Improving the Protection of Individual Rights

561- 564

Johann Justus Vasel
The Emancipation of Regional Human Rights Protection Mechanisms

565- 567

Ferdinand Weber
Nationality and Status: Static and Dynamic in Political Community-Building

569- 571

Book Reviews

Edward Chukuwuemeke Okeke: Jurisdictional Immunities of States and International Organizations (Bröhmer)   575
Benoit Mayer: The International Law on Climate Change (Kulovesi)   579
Henri Decœur: Confronting the Shadow State: An International Law Perspective on State Organized Crime (Schloenhardt)   582
Leonardo Borlini: Il Consiglio di sicurezza e gli individui (The Security Council and Individuals) (Kolb)   585
Birgit Spiesshofer: Responsible Enterprise: The Emergence of a Global Economic Order (Hobe)   591
Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen: The International Legal Personality of the Individual (Sparks)   594
James Harrison: Saving the Oceans Through Law: The International Legal Framework for the Protection of Marine Environment (Guilloux)   597
Paolo Lobba & Triestino Mariniello (eds.): Judicial Dialogue on Human Rights: The Practice of International Criminal Tribunals (Imani)   599
Stefanie Schmahl & Marten Breuer (eds.): The Council of Europe – Its Law and Policies (Hoppe)   602