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Delbrück, J., Hofmann, R., Zimmermann, A. (Eds.) (1998). German Yearbook of International Law / Jahrbuch für Internationales Recht. Vol. 40 (1997). Duncker & Humblot.
Delbrück, Jost; Hofmann, Rainer and Zimmermann, Andreas. German Yearbook of International Law / Jahrbuch für Internationales Recht: Vol. 40 (1997). Duncker & Humblot, 1998. Book.
Delbrück, J, Hofmann, R, Zimmermann, A (eds.) (1998): German Yearbook of International Law / Jahrbuch für Internationales Recht: Vol. 40 (1997), Duncker & Humblot, [online]


German Yearbook of International Law / Jahrbuch für Internationales Recht

Vol. 40 (1997)

Editors: Delbrück, Jost | Hofmann, Rainer | Zimmermann, Andreas

German Yearbook of International Law / Jahrbuch für Internationales Recht, Vol. 40


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The German Yearbook of International Law was founded in 1948 by Rudolph Laun and Hermann von Mangoldt as the "Jahrbuch für Internationales Recht". The Yearbook is currently edited by the Walther-Schücking-Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel, and it continues to follow in its tradition of offering learned contributions to the development of international law. Although German scholars were once the primary contributors to the Yearbook, today authors from throughout the world are welcomed to publish their English language, and occasionally French language, articles. This trend has helped the Yearbook further open itself to new readers.

It is the goal of the Yearbook's editors to create a free forum for the discussion of international law that is available to the largest possible international audience. To this end, the Yearbook has remained progressive by discussing timely topics of interest and concern to international legal academics and practitioners. Its editors have also modified the Yearbook's approach to the field in recent years by offering a focus section in each volume that considers issues of particular importance to the further development of international law. The Yearbook has also been successful in informing the international law community with regard to research done in German academic institutions and in presenting international viewpoints on various topics to the German community.

In addition, the Yearbook publishes annual reports on the work of international organizations that make significant contributions to international law. These reports are, for the most part, published in German and review the current activities of bodies such as the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. Contributors to the Yearbook include the full spectrum of individuals involved in the discussion of international law, including academics, practitioners, and students of the subject. The editors, in compiling each volume of the Yearbook, recognize the importance of allowing for discussion of the full range of opinions on international legal issues and especially encourage the expression of new ideas and legal theories that encourage further growth in the field of international law.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Contents 5
Focus Section: Recent Developments in the Application of International Law in Domestic and European Community Law 9
Anne Peters: The Position of International Law Within the European Community Legal Order 9
Jordan J. Paust: Customary International Law in the United States: Clean and Dirty Laundry 78
Beth Stephens: Expanding Remedies for Human Rights Abuses: Civil Litigation in Domestic Courts 117
Igor I. Lukashuk: Treaties in the Legal System of Russia 141
Theodor Schweisfurth/Ralf Alleweldt: The Position of International Law in the Domestic Legal Orders of Central and Eastern European Countries 164
Jacob W. F. Sundberg: The European Convention on Human Rights and the Nordic Countries 181
Ineta Ziemele: The Application of International Law in the Baltic States 243
Brigitte Stern: La competence universelle en France: le cas des crimes commis en ex- Yougoslavie et au Rwanda 280
Articles 300
David P. Fidler: Trade and Health: The Global Spread of Diseases and International Trade 300
Rainer Hofmanm Minority Rights: Individual or Group Rights? A Comparative View on European Legal Systems 356
Eric Johnson: Hong Kong after 1997: A Free City? 383
Gregor Noll: Prisoners' Dilemma in Fortress Europe: On the Prospects for Equitable Burden-Sharing in the European Union 405
Roland Schärer: The European Convention on Nationality 438
Reports 460
Ursula E. Heinz: Die Rechtsprechung des Internationalen Gerichtshofes in den Jahren 1995 und 1996 460
Marian Niestedt/Dominik Ziegenhahn: Die Rechtsprechung des Europäischen Gerichtshofes für Menschenrechte im Jahre 1996 514
Martin Mennecke/Christian Tams: Die Tätigkeit des Ministerkomitees und der Parlamentarischen Versammlung des Europarates in den Jahren 1995 und 1996 569
Jörg Föh/Ina Wiesner: Die Tätigkeit der International Law Commission in den Jahren 1995 und 1996 598
Book Reviews 623
Chayes/Chayes: The New Sovereignty. Compliance with International Regulatory Agreements (Delbrück) 623
Giesen: Die Vorbereitung der Grundgesetzänderungen nach der deutschen Wiedervereinigung. Zur Rechtmäßigkeit von Organisation und Verfahren der Gemeinsamen Verfassungskommission ( Wolter ) 626
Herdegen: Europarecht (Hobe) 630
Kilian: Europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht (Hobe) 631
Kopke: Rechtsbeachtung und -durchsetzung in GATT und WTO (Tietje) 633
Lowe/Fitzmaurice (eds.): Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice — Essays in honour of Sir Robert Jennings (Delbrück) 636
Makarczyk (ed.): Theory of International Law at the Threshold of the 21st Century. Essays in honour of Krzysztof Skubiszewski (Hofmann) 640
Petersmann (ed.): International Trade Law and the GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement System (Tietje) 642
Ragazzi : The Concept of International Obligations erga omnes (Delbrück) 645
Schrijver: Sovereignty over Natural Resources, Balancing Rights and Duties (Riedinger) 646 Société française pour le droit international : Colloque de Caen: Droit d'asile et des réfugiés (Wolter) 646
Stokke/Vidas (eds.): Governing the Antarctic: The Effectiveness and Legitimacy of the Antarctic Treaty System (Riedinger) 651
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Introduction to Intellectual Property. Theory and Practice (Peifer) 654
van Wyk/Dugard/de Villers/Davis: Rights and Constitutionalism — The New South- African Legal Order (Hobe) 656
Books Received 658
List of Contributors 661