Hague Yearbook of International Law / Annuaire de La Haye de Droit International, Vol. 27 (2014)


The aim of the Hague Yearbook of International Law is to offer a platform for review of new developments in the field of international law. In addition, it devotes attention to developments in the international law institutions based in the international City of Peace and Justice, The Hague.

As of the 2010 Volume, the Yearbook has been compiled by a new and expanded Editorial Board, offering fresh ideas and a new approach. A newly established Advisory Board has also been added, including leading judges, practitioners and scholars. Sections have been created on public international law, private international law, international investment law and international criminal law, containing in-depth articles on current issues. The breadth of the Yearbook’s content thus offers an interesting and valuable illustration of the dynamic developments in the various sub-areas of international law.

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Biographical Note

Prof. Jure Vidmar is Chair of Public International Law at Maastricht University (The Netherlands). Prior to coming to Maastricht, he held teaching and research positions at the University of Oxford, Harvard Law School, University of Amsterdam and University of Nottingham.
He is also affiliated with the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. Jure has published widely in several areas of international law. His books include Democratic Statehood in International Law: The Emergence of New States in Post-Cold War Practice, Oxford, Hart, 2013, Runner-up for the Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2014) and Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights (Oxford, OUP, 2012, with Erika de Wet).

Dr. Ruth Kok is currently a Senior Legal Advisor at the Legal and Operational Affairs Department of the Ministry of Security and Justice of The Netherlands. Until 2014 she was a Member of the Legal Research Office (Section Criminal Law) of the Supreme Court of The Netherlands and served as a Substitute Judge at the district court. In 2007 she received her PhD from Amsterdam University for her doctoral thesis on Statutory Limitations in International Criminal Law. She obtained her Law degree from Leiden University (The Netherlands). Her main expertise is (international) criminal law.

Editorial Board

Prof. Jure Vidmar

Dr. Ruth A. Bonnevalle-Kok

Editorial Board:
Dr. Hege Elisabeth Kjos
Dr. Julian Arato
Dr. Nikos Lavranos
Dr. Daniel Rietiker

Editorial Assistant:
Leonor Vulpe Albari

Table of contents

Editorial: The International Lawyer is Open-minded, but Nevertheless a Bit Old-fashioned
Private International Law
1 Hague Conference on Private International Law – Work in 2014
The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law;
2 Disability, Repressive Regimes, and Health Disparity: Assessing Country Conditions in North Korea
Jae-Chun Won, Janet E. Lord, Michael Ashley Stein and Yosung Song;
Public International Law
3 Quelques réflexions sur un possible règlement du diffférend maritime frontalier entre l’Azerbaïdjan et le Turkménistan en mer Caspienne
Khagani Guliyev;
4 Interpreting Requests for ICJ Advisory Opinions: Saying What You Mean or Meaning What You Say? Panos Merkouris;
5 Does the Population of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Really Have the Right to Self-Determination? Fabián Raimondo;
6 To Complicity… and Beyond! Passive Assistance and Positive Obligations in International Law Alexander A.D. Brown;
7 Nationalizing International Criminal Law in Palestine: The Challenge of Complementarity Mutaz M. Qafijisheh;
About the Editorial Board.

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