Friday, January 2, 2009

New Volume: Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law

The latest volume of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (Vol. 12, 2008) is out. Contents include:
  • Alexander Orakhelashvili, Statehood, Recognition and the United Nations System: A Unilateral Declaration of Independence in Kosovo
  • Wolfgang Weiß, Security Council Powers and the Exigencies of Justice after War
  • Machiko Kanetake, Enhancing Community Accountability of the Security Council through Pluralistic Structure: The Case of the Committee
  • Claire Breen, Revitalising the United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures Mechanisms as a Means of Achieving and Maintaining International Peace and Security
  • Seline Trevisanut, The Principle of Non-Refoulement at Sea and the Effectiveness of Asylum Protection
  • Fabiana de Oliveira Godinho, The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Protection of Indigenous Rights in Brazil
  • Christine Fuchs, UN Convention to Combat Desertification: Recent Developments
  • Pekka Niemelä, A Cosmopolitan World Order? Perspectives on Francisco de Vitoria and the United Nations
  • Focus: Rule of Law
    • Thomas Fitschen, Inventing the Rule of Law for the United Nations
    • Stefan Barriga & Alejandro Alday, The General Assembly and the Rule of Law: Daring to Succeed? – The Perspective of Member States
    • Konrad G. Bühler, The Austrian Rule of Law Initiative 2004-2008 – The Panel Series, the Advisory Group and the Final Report on the UN Security Council and the Rule of
    • August Reinisch& Christina Knahr, From the United Nations Administrative Tribunal to the United Nations Appeals Tribunal – Reform of the Administration of Justice System within the United Nations