Contemporary Developments in International Law

Essays in Honour of Budislav Vukas

For the Liber Amicorum, dedicated to Professor Budislav Vukas, his colleagues and former students have contributed essays on topical issues of contemporary international law, primarily in the fields that were the focus of Professor Vukas’s interest during his long-lasting academic and international career at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Labour Organization, the Institut de Droit International and many other law schools and international institutions and organizations. The essays in this collection, thus, deal with current developments concerning the subjects of international law (i.a. jurisdictional immunities of states, responsibility of states, international organizations, other non-state entities), the law of the sea (i.a. jurisdictional zones, delimitation, piracy, underwater cultural heritage protection, fisheries, land-locked states), human rights law, including minorities’ protection (i.a. European Court of Human Rights, humanitarian assistance, protection in the event of disasters, social and labour rights, rights of the child), and dispute settlement (i.a. International Court of Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, arbitration, diplomatic means). Of the 49 essays written by scholars and practitioners from different parts of the world six are in French.

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Rüdiger Wolfrum, em. Professor Dr. Dr. h.c., is Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; Director (emeritus) of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Public Law; Managing Director of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.

Maja Seršić is Professor of Public International Law and Head of the Chair of Public International Law at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law.

Trpimir M. Šošić, LLM, PhD (2012), University of Zagreb, is Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Chair of International Law.
All those with a primary interest in public international law, but also those interested in international relations and contemporary history.
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