Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Volume: Japanese Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Japanese Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 52, 2009) is out. Contents include:
  • Special Feature: Challenges to Arms Control Regime
    • Anthony Aust, The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty - The Problem of Entry into Force
    • Zhang Xinjun, Intentional Ambiguity and the Rule of Interpretation in Auto-interpretation - The Case of “Inalienable Right” in NPT Article IV
    • Masahiko Asada, Confronting the Challenges to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: A Legal Appraisal of Recent Proposals
    • Christine Gray, The Use of Force to Prevent the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
    • Ralf Trapp, The Chemical Weapons Convention a Decade after its Entry into Force - Challenges and Opportunities
    • Barry Kellman, The Biological Weapons Convention - Strategies for Reducing Dangers of
    • Natalino Ronzitti, WMD Terrorism
    • Setsuko Aoki, Space Arms Control: the Challenges and Alternative
  • Public International Law
    • Hironobu Sakai, New Developments of the Orders on Provisional Measures by the International Court of Justice
    • Shin-ichi Ago, International Labour Standards in Asia and the Role of Emerging CSR Codes
    • Tamada Dai, Assessing Damages in Non-expropriation Cases before International Investment Arbitration
    • Hiroko Yamane, From Constructive Ambiguities to Flexibilities: TRIPS Interpretation, Commonly-held Views and Industrial Policies
  • Private International Law
    • Noriko Mizuno, Parent-child Relationship in the Japanese Civil Code - Regarding Medical Technology for Reproductive Treatment
    • Shinichiro Hayakawa, International Aspects of Family Maintenance Law in Japan
    • Takami Hayashi, International Succession in Japan
    • Shoichi Kidana, Private International Law Principles on Intellectual Property - Recent Development of Court Precedents in Japan and Current Characteristics
    • Yasuhiro Kawaguchi, The Enactment and Significance of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act in Japan