Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, Volume 22 (2018)


The Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (UNYB), founded in 1997, appears under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law. The first part, ‘The Law and Practice of the United Nations’, concentrates on the legal fundamentals of the UN, its Specialized Agencies and Programmes. The second part, ‘Legal Issues Related to the Goals of the United Nations’, analyses achievements with regard to fulfilling the main objectives of the UN. The UNYB addresses both scholars and practitioners, giving them insights into the workings, challenges and evolution of the UN.

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Frauke Lachenmann is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg. Rüdiger Wolfrum is former Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, and Director of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg.
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 List of Contributors

Part 1: The Law and Practice of the United Nations

1 UN Security Council Reform—The Council Must Lead by Example
Hans Corell
2 Lessons from the ILC ’s Work on ‘Immunity of State Officials’: Melland Schill Lecture, 21 November 2017
Michael Wood
3 The United States and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Mohit Khubchandani
4 On the Governance of International Judicial Institutions: The Development of Performance Indicators for the International Criminal Court
Andrea Carcano
5 Protection and Use of Transboundary Groundwater Resources under Public International Law—an Analysis of the UN International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers
Carolin Weber
6 The Cross-Fertilization of UNCLOS , Custom and Principles Relating to Procedure in the Jurisprudence of UNCLOS Courts and Tribunals
Elena Ivanova
7 Sustainable Development Goal 16 at a Cross-Roads
Frauke Lachenmann

Part 2: Legal Issues Related to the Goals of the United Nations

8 Institutions of International Law: How International Law Secures Orderliness in International Affairs
Volker Roeben
9 Case Comment: Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India: The Indian Supreme Court’s Decriminalization of Same-Sex Relations
Gautam Bhatia
10 The Nomadic Sense of Law in an International Constitutionalism
William E. Conklin
11 The Institutional and Constitutional Aspects of the Arab Maghreb Union and the Dispute on Western Sahara as an Obstacle: What Role does the European Union Play in Promoting Maghreb Regional Integration?
Mohamed Riyad M. Almosly
12 The Control of Conventionality: Developments in the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Its Potential Expanding Effects in International Human Rights Law
María Carmelina Londoño-Lázaro and Nicolás Carrillo-Santarelli
13 Disaster Militarism? Military Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Relief
Gabrielle Simm
14 Social Movements and the Legal Field: Becoming-Constituent
Xenia Chiaramonte
15 The International Regulation and Governance of Time
Andreas Witte

Book Review

 Andrea Bianchi, Daniel Peat and Matthew Windsor (eds), Interpretation in International Law
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