This Volume XXIII of the the Italian Yearbook of International Law opens with a symposium on current trends and challenges of international investment law and arbitration taking into account the 2013 Tokyo Resolution of the Institut de droit international. It contains contributions on foreign investments, sovereignty and the public good (Francioni), on the role of customary law in investment regulation (Viñuales), on fragmentation (Petersmann), on a development-friendly definition of investment (Acconci), on the transfer provisions of Bilateral Investment Treaties (De Luca) and on the impact on foreign investments of EU law (Savarese, Rizzo) and of the Libyan conflict (Franceschelli).
The doctrinal section of the Volume includes also articles on the international action against piracy off the coast of Somalia (Annoni), on international law and Nazi-looted art in the light of the Gurlitt case (Chechi), and on the role of regional organizations in the Hungarian affaire (Casolari).
The Notes and Comments section features timely commentaries on the Shalabayeva case (Gestri), the Mothers of Srebrenica decision of the European Court of Human Rights (Spiga), and the Nuhanoviç and Mustafić judgments of the Dutch Supreme Court (Bakker).
The section on Practice of International Courts and Tribunals contains reports and commentaries on the 2013 activities of the ICJ, the ITLOS, the WTO dispute settlement bodies, and international and mixed international criminal courts and tribunals.
The second part of the Volume covers as usual the most significant Italian practice in the areas of i) judicial decisions, with special attention given to the decisions involving the implementation of the 2012 ICJ judgment in Germany v. Italy; ii) diplomatic and parliamentary practice; iii) treaty and other international agreements practice; and iv) national legislation.
The third part of the Volume includes a bibliographical index of Italian contributions to international law scholarship published in 2013, a book review section, and an analytical index for easy consultation and reference to the materials cited in the Yearbook.
BOARD OF EDITORS:
Benedetto Conforti, University of Napoli “Federico II”
Luigi Ferrari Bravo, University of Roma “La Sapienza”
Francesco Francioni, European University Institute, Florence (General Editor)
Natalino Ronzitti, LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome
Giorgio Sacerdoti, Bocconi University, Milan
Riccardo Pavoni, University of Siena (Associate Editor)
Pia Acconci, University of Teramo
Daniele Amoroso, University of Napoli "Federico II"
Giuseppe Cataldi, University of Napoli “L’Orientale”
Alessandro Chechi, University of Geneva
Carlo Focarelli, University of Perugia
Pietro Gargiulo, University of Teramo
Marco Gestri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Book Review Editor)
Massimo Iovane, University of Napoli “Federico II”
Federico Lenzerini, University of Siena
Marina Mancini, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria
Giuseppe Nesi, University of Trento