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 publishes annually in two-volume editions of carefully chosen primary source material and correspondingexpert commentary. 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 mainfocus is recent case law from the major international tribunals and regional courts, the first volume of each year's edition 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. The Global Community Yearbook has thus become not just an indispensable window to recent past jurisprudence: the series now also serves to prepare researchers for future international case law.The 2009 edition of The Global Community Yearbook both updates readers on the important work of long-standing international tribunals and introduces readers to more novel topics in international law. The Yearbook has already established itself as the authoritative resource for research and guidanceon the jurisprudence of both U.N.-based tribunals and regional courts. The 2009 edition continues that sterling reputation through expert coverage of diverse tribunals from the criminal tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, to economically-based tribunals such as ICSID and the WTO DisputeResolution panel. This edition includes expert introductory essays by prominent scholars in the realm of international law, on topics as diverse and current as criminalizing hate speech, the global importance of human rights for environmental protection, the evolution of international environmentallaw and the politics of global powers. In the court opinion excerpts and expert commentary that fill this edition, researchers will find detailed guidance on a rich diversity of legal topics, from whether the European Court of Human Rights is effective as the centerpiece of the European humanrights protection system to the jurisdictional challenges by respondent States under applicable investment agreements. On these questions and a host of others, this edition provides to students, scholars, and practitioners alike a valuable combination of expert discussion and direct quotes from thecourt opinions to which that discussion relates.This publication can also be purchased on a standing order basis.