The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2009: Volume II

Hardcover | November 5, 2010

EditorGiuliana Ziccardi Capaldo

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a. The set generally: [Please note that the following description applies to both volumes in the 2009 Yearbook, not solely to Volume II].The Global Community Yearbook is a one-stop resource for all researchers studying international law generally or international criminal tribunals specifically. The Global Community Yearbook appears annually in two-volume editions of carefully chosen primary source material and corresponding expertcommentary. The general editor, Professor Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo, employs her vast expertise in international law to select excerpts from important court opinions and also to choose experts from around the world who contribute essay-guides to illuminate those cases. Although the main focus isrecent case law from the major international tribunals and regional courts, the first volume of each year's edition always features expert articles by renowned scholars who address broader themes in international law, themes that appear throughout the case law of the many courts covered by theseries as a whole.b. This particular edition (2009): This year's edition of the Global Community Yearbook is restructured to update its format and to better respond to its objective. The change affects the section entitled Decisions of International Courts and Tribunals; all other sections will remain the same. This section, divided into twelvesub-Sections, presents annually the more significant international case law in the form of "legal maxims," systematically collected. The elaboration of legal maxims, extracted from the courts' decisions, and their systematic classification makes this year's edition of the Yearbook unique.International courts and tribunals have developed remarkably in recent years, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to follow the case law emanating from those jurisdictions without the help of an intermediary. The Yearbook and its unique changes fill this gap by serving as an intermediarybetween the case law and international scholars, practitioners, and students. In previous issues of the Yearbook, these legal maxims were prepared by referring both to the law and often extensively to the specific facts of the case. In the new format, the "legal maxims" will now distil the mostimportant elements of judicial decisions and rely less heavily on the facts. The text of the legal maxims has been reduced to the minimum necessary for systematic classification, printing the website links for the case law. An introductory note on each international tribunal or court continues tobe provided as a synopsis of their activity over the year. This reduction of the text of legal maxims better responds to the goals of the Yearbook to serve as a mediator and to provide complete coverage of case law from international courts and tribunals. c. Individual volumes: The first volume of the 2009 edition of Global Community Yearbook presents three categories of material wholly beneficial to any international law-researcher: International tribunals' court opinions, excerpted with scholarly skill by General Editor Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo; expert guidance on thosecases in the form of commentary by globally recognized luminaries whom Ziccardi has chosen personally; and more broadly focused introductory essays by similarly prominent scholars whom Ziccardi has also selected for that purpose. In the introductory essays, those scholars take on the current,controversial topics of the case against criminalizing hate speech, the global importance of human rights for environmental protection, the evolution of international environmental law, and the politics of global powers. Those incisive and knowledgeable introductory articles help frame the debatescurrently raging in international law before this volume leads the reader on to expert commentary on the noteworthy cases from this past year's dockets of the following tribunals:* The International Court of Justice* The WTO Dispute Resolution System* The International Criminal Court * International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia* International Criminal Tribunal for RwandaZiccardi has arranged the sections of this volume according to that list of tribunals, and she has included a short, targeted index for each of those sections, making any research in this volume efficient and fruitful.Volume 2: This second volume of the 2009 edition of Global Community Yearbook gives researchers an illuminating tour through the varied and dynamic law of regional and organizational courts. In the court opinion excerpts and expert commentary that fill this volume, researchers will find detailedguidance on a rich diversity of legal topics, from whether the European Court of Human Rights is effective as the centerpiece of the European human rights protection system to the jurisdictional challenges by respondent States under applicable investment agreements. On these questions and a host ofothers, this volume provides to students, scholars, and practitioners alike a valuable combination of expert discussion and direct quotes from the court opinions to which that discussion relates. The courts covered by this particular volume are:* The Court of First Instance of the European Communities* The Court of Justice of the European Communities* The European Court of Human Rights* Inter-American Court of Human Rights* International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes

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a. The set generally: [Please note that the following description applies to both volumes in the 2009 Yearbook, not solely to Volume II].The Global Community Yearbook is a one-stop resource for all researchers studying international law generally or international criminal tribunals specifically. The Global Community Yearbook appears a...

Professor Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo is an internationally recognized expert in international law generally and in international criminal law specifically. In addition to her work as professor at the University of Salerno and as General Editor of the Global Community Yearbook, she has edited a case reporter for the International Court...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 7.2 × 10 × 0.98 inPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199758840

ISBN - 13:9780199758845

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