This volume of the
Baltic Yearbook of International Law contains materials from a conference entitled “The Approaches of Liberal and Illiberal
Governments to International Law: A Conference Marking 25 Years since the Collapse of Communist Regimes in Central and Eastern Europe” that was held in the building of the Estonian Academy of Sciences on 12-13 June 2014. The conference was co-organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu and the European Society of International Law’s interest group on international legal theory (ILTIG).
The Baltic Yearbook of International Law is the first legal journal in the field of international law published under the auspices of the Baltic Editorial Board that attempts to bring to the international debate the issues that are of importance in the Baltic States and provides a forum for the views of, among others, Baltic international scholars on various topical themes of international law. The first volume appeared in 2001 with the symposium on the question of International Legal Status of the Baltic States. The Yearbook contains State practice reports from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and thus serves as an important source of information that is not available elsewhere. On several occasions the Yearbook has offered articles discussing the history of international law and current issues in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation, thus making more accessible a regional discourse to a wider audience in the world. Editing of this volume was supported by grant IUT20-50 of the Estonian Research Council.
Editorial Foreword ; Foreword: Fifty Shades of Gray
Jose E. Alvarez; Did the States Which Founded the UN Have Liberal or Illiberal Governments?
Bill Bowring; The Second Part of the Ideal Theory of John Rawls in
The Law of Peoples Transplanted and Revisited
Maria Varaki; Ideology of Liberalism and International Law
Oleksandr Merezhko; Will the Real Transitology Please Stand Up?
John D. Haskell; The Non-Native Speakers of International Law: The Case of Russia
Anna Dolidze; From Illiberal to Incorrigible: A New Strategy for Humanitarian Enforcement Action in Syria
Isobel Roele; Russia, the Security Council, and the Return of History
Charlotte Steinorth; Russia’s Illiberal Ideology and Its Influences on the Legislation in the Sphere of Civil and Political Rights
Kerttu Mager; Russia and International Criminal Law
Gleb Bogush; International Legal Norms in the System of the Ukrainian Constitution
Leonid Tymchenko; A Critique of Western Discourses of International Law and State Sovereignty through Chinese Lenses
Phil C.W. Chan; China: an Illiberal, Non-Western State in a Western-centric, Liberal Order?
Wim Muller; Liberalism in International Trade, Illiberalism in Domestic Economic Governance and Human Rights Protection in the Context of the WTO
Vladislav Mulyun; Symbols of Illiberalism in the World of Liberal States
Veronika Bilkova; Value Pluralism without the Value of Pluralism? “Homosexual Propaganda” Bans as a Litmus Test for the Acceptance of Liberal and International Human Rights Norms in the Post-Communist States
Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Anna Śledzińska-Simon; A Glass Half Empty? Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe
Jernej Letnar Černič; “Transplanting” Democracy and Human Rights in a Post-communist Country: Some Comments on the Role of the Venice Commission’s Opinions with Respect to Romania
Laura-Maria Crăciunean; The End of the End of History: Some Epitaphs for Liberalism
Gerry Simpson; Republic of Estonia Materials on International Law 2014
Edited by Rene Vark; Republic of Latvia Materials on International Law 2014
Edited by Aija Lejniece and Katrīne Pļaviņa; Republic of Lithuania Materials on International Law 2014
Edited by Jolanta Apolevič and Erika Leonaitė; Book Review: Kuzborska, Elżbieta,
Legal Situation of National Minorities in Lithuania – in the Context of International and Supranational Protection Standards Lauri Hannikainen.