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. SiobhÃ¡n Mullally and Dr. Jean Allain of Queenâ€™s University Belfast. The Yearbook can be purchased here.
The Yearbook contains a mixture of pieces â€“ articles, reports, book reviews, and documents. Yearbooks of this nature are vital tools for a nationâ€™s diplomatic personnel as well as for the development of an understanding of a countryâ€™s international involvement for the purposes of academic work.
The IYIL 2007 is currently in preparation. Details of submission guidelines etcâ€¦ are available here.
The main articles in the IYIL 2006 are:
- David M. Ong, â€œInternational Environmental Lawâ€™s â€˜Customaryâ€™ Dilemna: Betwixt General Principles and Treaty Rulesâ€
- Alexander Orakhelashvili, â€œThe Power of the UN Security Council to Determine the Existence of a â€˜Threat to the Peaceâ€™â€
- J. Paul McCutcheon & Gerard Coffey, â€œLife Sentences in Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rightsâ€
- Maria Walls (PhD Candidate, NUI Galway) and Augustina Palacios (University Carlos III, Madrid), â€œChanging the Paradigm â€“ The Potential Impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitiesâ€
- Peter Hulsroj (Legal Adviser, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
- Organization), â€œTo the Rescue, All Hands: The Good Neighbour Principle in International Lawâ€
- Getahun Seifu (Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia), â€œThe Interplay of the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements and the Rules of the World Trade Organisation: â€˜Double Jeopardyâ€™ in Africaâ€
- Leopold von Carlowitz, â€œThe Right of Property for Refugees and Displaced Persons? On the Progressive Development of Customary Law by the International Administrations in the Balkansâ€