Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Baltic Yearbook of International Law, this volume contains a selection of articles chosen by the editors to showcase the Yearbook’s important contribution to international legal scholarship and practice. It thus offers ground-breaking articles within several areas of international law, including international humanitarian law, international human rights law, peaceful settlement of disputes, European Union law, and the history of international law. Naturally, issues relevant to the international legal status of the Baltic States and the consequences of their occupation by the Soviet Union are also explored, as well as questions relevant to transitional justice and the collapse of communism. Finally, articles on new areas, such as bioethics and cyberspace, are also included, showing where the development of science prompts the need for legal regulation. This wide-ranging selection reflects the Yearbook’s aim to offer a unique forum among international legal periodicals - where the past meets the future.
Ineta Ziemele is a professor at the Riga Graduate School of Law. She is President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia. She is a co-Editor in Chief of the Baltic Yearbook of International Law (Brill/Nijhoff).
Notes on Contributors
The Regulation of Research on the new Biomedical Technologies: Standard Setting in Europe and its Baltic Region
State Responsibility and the Challenge of the Realist Paradigm: the Demand of Baltic Victims of Soviet Mass Repressions for Compensation from Russia
State Continuity, Succession and Responsibility: Reparations to the Baltic States and their Peoples?
The Dilemmas of an “Official with Progressive Views” – Baron Boris Nolde
Computer Network Attacks in the Grey Areas of Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello Erki Kodar
Legal Status of Lithuania’s Armed Resistance to the Soviet Occupation in the Context of State Continuity
Transitional Criminal Justice at the ECtHR: Implications for the Universality of Human Rights
James A. Sweeney
Implementation of the Sustainable Development Principle in Nuclear Law
Cyber Countermeasures and Effects on Third Parties: The International Legal Regime
Michael N. Schmitt and M. Christopher Pitts
Foreword: Fifty Shades of Gray
José E. Alvarez
Bioethics in the Jurisprudence of the Latvian Constitutional Court