Asian Yearbook of International Law is a major refereed publication dedicated to international law issues as seen primarily from an Asian perspective. This is a special publication of its kind edited by a team of leading international law scholars from across Asia. The
Asian Yearbook of International Law provides a forum for the publication of articles in the field of international law, and other Asian international law topics, written by experts from the region and elsewhere. Its aim is twofold: to promote international law in Asia, and to provide an intellectual platform for the discussion and dissemination of Asian views and practices on contemporary international legal issues.
As a rule, each volume of the Asian Yearbook normally contains articles; notes; a section on State practice; an overview of the participation of Asian countries in multilateral treaties; a chronicle of events and incidents; surveys of the activities of international organizations which have special relevance to Asia, such as a survey of the activities of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee; and book review, bibliography and documents sections.
The Yearbook has certainly provided very useful materials on the Asian practice in international law, and the generality of the influence of international law is plain to see. It shows the diversity of views on international law among the different cultures and legal regimes in the continent. Asia has great potential in the advancement of international law for the benefit of both itself and the world at large. While the understanding and dissemination of international law have been deepening and widening across the continent, there is much to be done in this process by Asian lawyers and scholars, in collaboration with colleagues from other regions, through a unique instrument such as this Yearbook.'
Bing Bing Jia,
Chinese JIL, 2006.
Introduction by the General Editors,
Anthony Carty, The Japanese seizure of Korea from the perspective of the United Kingdom National Archive, 1904-1910,
Annapurna Waughray, Human rights in South Asia: Abuse and degradation,
Azmi Sharom, Appreciating compliance with international environmental law treaties: Lessons from a developing country – Malaysia,
M.T. Karoubi, Unilateral use of armed force and the challenge of humanitarian intervention in international law,
Tahmina Karimova, Universal permissive jurisdiction for the violation of Common Article 3 to the Geneva Conventions for the Protection of the Victims of War of 12 August 1949,
Short Articles and Notes,
Rudra Sharma, Nepal’s road to the World Trade Organization: A pragmatic overview,
Legal Materials, State practice of Asian countries in the field of international law, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Participation in multilateral treaties,
Asian and International Organizations,
Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization: Bi-annual survey of activities 2001-2002,
Chronicle of events and incidents relating to Asia with relevance to international law: July 2001 – June 2002,
Survey of literature,
Academics and practitioners who deal with international public law in Asia will appreciate this unique, complete resource. The
Asian Yearbook of International Law provides insight into Asian views and practices, especially for non-Asian readers, and also promotes the dissemination of knowledge of international law in Asia.