The German Yearbook of International Law, founded as the Jahrbuch für Internationales Recht, provides an annual report on new developments in international law and is edited by the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel and published by Duncker & Humblot.
Since its inception in 1948, the Yearbook has endeavoured to make a significant academic contribution to the ongoing development of international law. Over many decades the Yearbook has moved beyond its origins as a forum for German scholars to publish their research and has become a highly-regarded international forum for innovative scholarship in international law. In 1976, the Yearbook adopted its current title and began to publish contributions written in English in order to reach the largest possible international audience. This editorial decision has enabled the Yearbook to successfully overcome traditional language barriers and inform an international readership about current research in German academic institutions and, at the same time, to present international viewpoints to its German audience. Fully aware of the paramount importance of international practice, the Yearbook publishes contributions from active practitioners of international law on a regular basis. The Yearbook also includes critical comments on German State practice relating to international and EU law, as well as international reactions to that practice.
The current volume of the German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 54 (2011), examines the current issues surrounding the Arctic, including the legal questions and challenges faced by various governing organisations, questions on regional cooperation and mechanisms, indigenous rights, and the European Union. This volume features articles from major scholars on the Polar Code, Arctic Council, UNCLOS, maritime delimitation, delineation, climate change, limits of the Continental Shelf, regional fisheries management, traditional territory, the draft Nordic Saami Convention, comparisons of the Arctic and Antarctic regimes, and the European Union influence in the Arctic region. [more]
Vol. 55 of the German Yearbook will examine the Arab Uprising and International Law in the Forum section, and will explore legal questions surrounding Disaster Preparedness and Response in the Focus section.
The editors have issued a Call for Papers for Vol. 56 from all members of the academic community for consideration for the General Articles section, subject to peer review. The deadline for submissions is 1 September 2013. [more]