Monday, December 31, 2007

König, et al.: International Law Today

Doris König (Bucerius Law School), Peter-Tobias Stoll (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen - Law), Volker Röben (Swansea Univ. - Law), & Nele Matz-Lück (Max-Planck Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht) have published International Law Today: New Challenges and the Need for Reform? (Springer 2008). Here's the abstract:

This collection of essays is based upon presentations given at a symposium on the occasion of the 65th birthday of Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum in December 2006. The contributions cover a wide range of contemporary issues of international law such as state responsibility, crisis management, unity of law, deep sea genetic resources, liability for environmental damage in Antarctica, human rights and intellectual property, and the protection of minorities. They all strive to contribute to the current state of academic discussion on different aspects of international law and offer valuable approaches to the solution of the relevant problems.

Contents include:
  • Tobias Stoll, Responsibility, Sovereignty and Cooperation - Reflections on the “Responsibility to Protect”
  • Markus Benzing, Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect in International Criminal Law
  • Volker Röben, Managing Risks to Global Stability: the UN Security Council’s New-found Role Post Iraq
  • Michael Köbele, Comment on the Contribution by Volker Röben
  • Nele Matz-Lück, Promoting the Unity of International Law: Standard-Setting by International Tribunals
  • Holger Hestermeyer, Where Unity Is at Risk: When International Tribunals Proliferate
  • Doris König, Genetic Resources of the Deep Sea - How Can They Be Preserved?
  • Silja Vöneky, The Liability Annex to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty
  • Karen Kaiser, The Strange Case of Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Is There a Way to Reconcile Dr. Jekyll with Mr. Hyde?
  • Rainer Grote, The Struggle for Minority Rights and Human Rights: Current Trends and Challenges
  • Nicola Wenzel, Minority Rights as Group-Protective Rights: A Challenge for the International Law of Human Rights