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Volume XXVII of the Italian Yearbook of International Law features a Symposium on sanctions and restrictive measures in international law. The Symposium addresses: i) the legal status of autonomous and collective sanctions in international law; ii) the EU practice relating to the adoption of restrictive measures; iii) the standard of review for the legality of economic sanctions under the security exception clauses in international trade agreements; iv) the sanctions against Russia by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; v) the implementation of targeted sanctions in the Italian legal order; and vi) the role of sanctions in the UN architecture on children and armed conflict. There follows a Focus section on the ILC’s work on the identification of customary international law, with contributions zooming in on i) the value of domestic case law in the identification and formation of customary law; ii) the identification of exceptions to customary norms; iii) the “specialty” of customary human rights law; and iv) the persistent objector rule. The volume further contains timely contributions on the referenda in Catalonia and Kurdistan, on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, on the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation, and on the Memorandum of Understanding between Italy and Libya on cooperation to combat illegal migration. As in every volume the following sections, each containing a wealth of new information, are included: Practice of International Courts and Tribunals and Italian Practice Relating to International Law. The remaining part of the Volume contains a bibliographical index of Italian contributions to international law scholarship published in 2017, a book review section, and an analytical index for easy consultation and reference to materials cited in the Yearbook. Published with the contributions of ENI and Tenaris. Please click here for the online version and the abstracts of the articles of The Italian Yearbook of International Law.
Critical Perspectives
International Organizations and Member State Responsibility: Critical Perspectives is the first international public law book entirely devoted to the topic of member state responsibility. Throughout its ten contributions, it takes stock of the legal developments brought about by the International Law Commission’s work on international responsibility, and critically unveils the major remaining conceptual gaps in the field.
The novel approaches offered in the book serve as a repository of the various understandings within academia and legal practice that reflect the evolution of the contemporary law of international (member state) responsibility.

Contributors: Ana Sofia Barros, Cedric Ryngaert, Jan Wouters, Antonios Tzanakopoulos, Catherine Brölmann, Esa Paasivirta, Francesco Messineo, Ige Dekker, Jean d’Aspremont, Niels Blokker, Paolo Palchetti, Ramses Wessel, Tom Dannenbaum

This Volume was previously published as International Organizations Law Review Vol. 12, issue 2 (2015).

financial assets; it transfers into EU law the respective ‘smart’ targeted sanctions of the UN Security Council, for cases of international terrorism. 202 The regime currently in force concerns persons and entities associated to ISIL /Da’esh and Al-Qaida. 203 Moreover, nowadays, the Council of the EU can

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Transnational Crime

of powers in foreign affairs, the Swiss Federal Tribunal frequently defers to the fdfa , eg in cases pertaining to privileges and immunities or targeted sanctions. 660 The Swiss Federal Tribunal also acknowledges the powers of the Department over specific issues, for instance as regards visa

In: Domestic Courts and the Interpretation of International Law