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Now in its seventh year, the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law has become a much sought-after forum for essays in international law related to the UN. Volume seven is divided into two parts. The first part comprises topics like the wars against the Taliban and Iraq with an emphasis on the use of force and rules in armed conflict, as well as the question of so-called Rogue States and how to deal with them, or how to proceed with the Security Council Reform after a decade of failed attempts to reform it. The second part deals with the ICC and international criminal law. This volume is therefore again a must for any academic or practitioner involved in international law and questions concerning the United Nations.

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Editors: A.Ch. Kiss and J.G. Lammers
This is the fifteenth volume of the Hague Yearbook of International Law, which succeeds the Yearbook of the Association of Attenders and Alumni of the Hague Academy of International Law.
The title Hague Yearbook of International Law reflects the close ties which have always existed between the AAA and the City of The Hague with its international law institutions, and indicates the Editor's intention to devote attention to developments taking place in those international law institutions, viz. the International Court of Justice the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, and the Hague Conference on Private International Law. This volume contains in-depth articles on these developments (in English and French) and summaries of (aspects of) decisions rendered by the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia since 1991, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the Hague Peace Conference on Private International Law.
The European Yearbook promotes the scientific study of nineteen European supranational organisations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Each volume contains a detailed survey of the history, structure and yearly activities of each organisation and an up-to-date chart providing a clear overview of the member states of each organisation. Each volume contains a comprehensive bibliography covering the year’s relevant publications.
The Role of the International Court of Justice as the Principal Judicial Organ of the United Nations is a thought-provoking and valuable addition to the existing literature on the ICJ. The book’s originality lies in that it provides both the student and practitioner of international law and relations with a comprehensive evaluation of important but hitherto neglected aspects of the work of the World Court: its contribution to the functioning of the UN system; its role in interpreting and developing the institutional law of the UN and in clarifying its purposes and principles, particularly in the settlement of international disputes; the Court’s advisory and contentious competencies and their interrelationship as well as the extent of its supervisory powers over decisions emanating from other UN organs such as the Security Council. The book concludes with practical suggestions on how to develop the Court’s role into a better organisation of justice to enable it to face new challenges for the future.
Editor: World Bank
Sustainable poverty reduction and equitable economic development rest on the firm foundation of the rule of law. On the domestic front, countries must engage in legal reform in order to maximize the benefits of globalization, increase efficiency in business transactions, improve the way governments deliver essential services, and facilitate access to an effective justice system. Internationally, new rules are needed to face global threats such as money laundering, destabilizing capital movements, communicable diseases, and attacks on the environment.
The first volume of The World Bank Legal Review: Law and Justice for Development is the result of the World Bank’s unique experience with legal and judicial innovations and research around the world. It will be of interest to policy makers, attorneys, international development professionals, and anyone interested in the role of law and justice in the multi-faceted struggle to relieve poverty and improve living standards in developing countries.
Now in its sixth year, the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law has become a much sought-after forum for essays in international law related to the UN. These essays again cover a variety of topics: from opening the International Court of Justice to Third States to the Security Council's authorization of enforcement action by Regional Organisations, from Financial Mechanisms in Environmental Agreements to questions of impunity under international human rights law and the prosecution of human rights offenders. The new volume also contains essays e.g. on the UNESCO Convention on Underwater Cultural Heritage, ITLOS and its first six years, and the International Criminal Court. The status of the Taliban under International Law and current questions of submarine warfare are also subject of analysis.
This book is has become a must for any academic or practitioner involved in international law and questions concerning the UN.

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This work analyzes the jurisdictional powers of international tribunals in certain areas of fundamental significance and importance. It clarifies how tribunals and consensual arrangements have approached problems and which general principles may have emerged. Special aspects of jurisdiction of some particular tribunals have been studied in greater detail. These are: the Permanent Court of International Justice and the International Court of Justice, the ICSID arbitration tribunals, the administrative tribunals covering disputes between international organizations and their employees, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. The choice of these tribunals has been based on the distinctive character of each one of them in the context of modern international legal relations.
This work will be of interest to practitioners involved in the current practice of these courts and tribunals as well as academics studying the more general principles.
In the last decade, market-centered economic reforms have been implemented in a wide range of developing and transitional countries under the auspices of the international financial institutions. Whether or not they deliver the promised prosperity, they appear to be associated with widening economic inequality as well as disadvantage for particular social groups, among them women and workers. Recharacterizing Restructuring argues that such effects are neither temporary nor accidental. Instead, efforts to promote growth through greater efficiency inevitably engage distributive concerns. Change in the status of different groups is connected to the process of legal and institutional reform.
Part I analyzes the place of law and institutional reform in current economic restructuring policies. Through post-realist legal analysis and institutional economics, it discusses the role of background legal rules in the allocation of resources and power among different groups.
Part II traces how disadvantage might result for women in the course of economic reform, through an analysis of the World Bank's proposals for states in transition from plan to market economies. It considers such foundational issues as the place of unpaid work in economic activity, as well as the gendered nature of proposals to re-organize productive activity and the role of the state.
Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the Permanent Court of International Justice and the International Court of Justice (1922-2000)
Editor: Bimal N. Patel
A single-volume comprehensive overview of procedural aspects of the jurisprudence of the World Court, this work offers: - Statements of initial claims, counter-claims of the contentious cases and questions submitted for the advisory opinions; - Summarised details of all orders, the duration of the oral and written proceedings and coverage of requests for extension of time-limits; - Summaries and headnotes, texts of the operative and final paragraphs of all judicial decisions, composition of the Court and declarations and opinions of its Members; - Systematic reference on legal instruments such as the Covenant of the League of Nations, the UN Charter, the PCIJ and ICJ Statutes, the Rules of Court, the Arbitral Awards, PCIJ and ICJ case-law, Treaties and inter(national) legal sources; - Coverage of information on litigation teams (agents, counsels, advocates, experts, advisers, etc.); - Indexes containing all versions of the PCIJ and the ICJ Rules of Court, League Covenant, UN Charter, Arbitral Awards, PCIJ and ICJ case-law and Treaties. - The Guide will be an indispensable reference tool for international and national judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, lawyers and law firms, and academicians alike. It will prove to be a very useful source for research on and analysis of the jurisprudence of the World Court.

"I often find it important to be able to see at a glance what a case was about, what the Court decided, and who were the personalities involved in every phase of a case, as judges and as agents and counsel. This book aims to meet that requirement. There is also a practical side to this, in light of the Court's wish, in Practice Directions VII and VIII, to introduce different `cooling off periods' for different personalities connected with the Court's judicial work. [...] For the practitioner and for the student the most important parts of this book are the indexes to the Statute and the Rules of Court and the lists of treaties and other legal instruments cited." - From the Introduction by Shabtai Rosenne