ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

woensdag 4 december 2019

JOURNAL: Finnish Yearbook of International Law XXV (2019)




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The Finnish Yearbook of International Law publishes theoretically informed, high-quality contributions on all aspects of public international law - in-depth articles, shorter notes, commentaries on current developments, book reviews and overviews of Finland's state practice. The Finnish Yearbook characterizes itself as firmly grounded in traditional legal scholarship but open for new approaches to international law and for interdisciplinary analyses.
Volume 25 of the Finnish Yearbook addresses a general topic - autonomy for minorities, and the special topics - “law, war and new technology” and “the ideal of the international - principles, backlash and resistance’. The context of this selection has, on the one hand, been connected with transformations in warfare due to scientific and technological evolvement and, on the other hand, with the rise of nationalism and populism in liberal democracies. The calls for Papers for the 25th Volume and the 26th Volume (merged with Vol. 25) were waiting for contributions discussing how could international law deal with such transformations at the time where the core principles of international law (solidarity, humanitarianism, cooperation, trusteeship, and responsible leadership) seemed to be under attack.
Volume 25 contains also book reviews and introduces the recent doctoral dissertations in international law defended at the University of Helsinki. Vol. 25 can be accessed here. https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/finnish-yearbook-of-international-law-volume-25-2015-9781509927166
Table of Contents:
General Section
Athanasios Yupsanis, Autonomy for Minorities: Definitions, Types and Status in International Law
Special Section One: Law, War and New Technology
Sia Spiliopoulou Akermark, Old Rules and New Technology: Drones and the Demilitarisation and Neutralisation of the Aland Islands
Isabella Brunner, Marija Dobric and Verena Pirker, Proving a State's Involvement in a Cyber-Attack: Evidentiary Standards before the ICJ
Natalia Jevglevskaja, Legal Review of New Weapons: Origins of Article 36 of AP I
Kenneth Kraszewski, Classification of Cyber Operations under International Law

Special Section Two: The Ideal of the International – Principles, Backlash and Resistance
Nikolay Marin and Bilyana Manova, The Rise of Nationalism and Populism in Liberal Democracies as a Challenge for Public International Law

Book Reviews
Edited by Tuomas Tiittala
Jaanika Erne
Martti Koskenniemi, Walter Rech and Manuel Jiménez Fonseca (eds), International Law and Empire. Historical Explorations [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, xvi + 395pp., h/b. ISBN 9780198795575“: different embodiements of power and techniques of empire have been contextualized in historical events from early modernity to late modernity, while the main concern lies with the relationship between naturalism, positivism and leadership.]
Yihong Zhang
Wenhua Shan and Jinyuan Su (eds), China and International Investment Law: Twenty Years of ICSID Membership
David M Scott
Wayne Sandholtz and Christopher A Whytock (eds), Research Handbook on the Politics of nternational Law
Tuomas Tiittala
William A Schabas and Shannonbrooke Murphy (eds), Research Handbook on International Courts and Tribunals

New Finnish Doctoral Dissertations in International Law
Paolo Amorosa
The American Project and the Politics of History: James Brown Scott and the Origins of International Law
Karen Knop
The American Project and the Politics of History: James Brown Scott and the Origins of International Law by Paolo Amorosa, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Helsinki, 2018
Maija Dahlberg
Developing the Reasoning of the European Court of Human Rights Would Improve its Judicial Legitimacy
Julia Jansson
The Death of the Freedom Fighter – How the Threat of Terrorism is Suffocating the Protection of Political Criminals
Saskia Hufnagel and Christopher L Blakesley
The Death of the Freedom Fighter – How the Threat of Terrorism is Suffocating the Protection of Political Criminals by Julia Jansson, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Helsinki, 2018
Jens Kremer
The End of Freedom in Public Places? Privacy Problems Arising from Surveillance of the European Public Space
Iain Cameron
The End of Freedom in Public Spaces? Privacy Problems Arising from Surveillance of the European Public Space by Jens Kremer, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Helsinki, 2017
Taina Tuori
From League of Nations Mandates to Decolonization: A History of the Language of Rights in International Law
Jochen von Bernstorff
From League of Nations Mandates to Decolonization. A History of Rights by Taina Tuori, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Helsinki, 2016

The Call for Papers for the Volume 26 discussing issues of international environmental law can be accessed here.
(source: Jaanika Erne)