Sunday, 16 March 2008

Irish Yearbook of International Law 2006

This week saw the publication of the first volume of the Irish Yearbook of International Law (2006), published by Hart Publications and edited by Co-Director of the CCJHR Dr. Siobhán Mullally and Dr. Jean Allain of Queen’s University Belfast. The Yearbook can be purchased here.

The Yearbook contains a mixture of pieces – articles, reports, book reviews, and documents. Yearbooks of this nature are vital tools for a nation’s diplomatic personnel as well as for the development of an understanding of a country’s international involvement for the purposes of academic work.

The IYIL 2007 is currently in preparation. Details of submission guidelines etc… are available here.

The main articles in the IYIL 2006 are:

  • David M. Ong, “International Environmental Law’s ‘Customary’ Dilemna: Betwixt General Principles and Treaty Rules”
  • Alexander Orakhelashvili, “The Power of the UN Security Council to Determine the Existence of a ‘Threat to the Peace’”
  • J. Paul McCutcheon & Gerard Coffey, “Life Sentences in Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights”
  • Maria Walls (PhD Candidate, NUI Galway) and Augustina Palacios (University Carlos III, Madrid), “Changing the Paradigm – The Potential Impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”
  • Peter Hulsroj (Legal Adviser, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
  • Organization), “To the Rescue, All Hands: The Good Neighbour Principle in International Law”
  • Getahun Seifu (Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia), “The Interplay of the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements and the Rules of the World Trade Organisation: ‘Double Jeopardy’ in Africa”
  • Leopold von Carlowitz, “The Right of Property for Refugees and Displaced Persons? On the Progressive Development of Customary Law by the International Administrations in the Balkans”

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