Vol. 58 (2015)


  • Andreas von Arnauld
  • Kerstin Odendahl

Honorary Editor

  • Jost Delbrück

Assistant Editors

  • Avril Rushe
  • Wiebke Staff

Bibliographical Information

  • Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2016
  • pages: 558
  • €139.90
  • ISBN (Print): 978-3-428-15061-8
  • €125.90
  • ISBN (E-Book): 978-3-428-55061-6
    (order from Duncker & Humblot)

Vol. 58 opens, in the Forum section, with an exploration of the “weakness” of international law in the face of the Ukraine conflict.

The Focus Section goes on to document the results of a conference organised by the German Federal Foreign Office in co-operation with the University of Potsdam on “International Law, Cyber Space and the Concept of Due Diligence” and looks i.a. at possible lessons to be learnt from the Environmental Law context and potential legal frameworks and regulatory models for Cyberspace.

The General Articles take up diverse issues such as inter-State cooperation in witness protection, the divergence of post-award remedies in ICSID and non-ICSID, the Palestinian right to exploit the Dead Sea coastline for tourism, the General Comments of the UN Human Rights Committee, the relationship between international law and negotiated or adjudicated maritime boundaries and issues of State succession and colonisation as a formal problem of international law.

Articles in the final section discuss “German Practice” relating i.a. to the Federal Constitutional Court’s judgment on Muslim teachers wearing headscarves, the German Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council, the international legal framework for intelligence surveillance from a human rights perspective, Germany’s proposals for a temporary ‘Grexit’, and finally, an article from the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN in New York details the German-Iraqi Initiative in the UNGA relating to the Destruction of Cultural Heritage as a tactic of war.


We thank all of our authors for making this volume possible.


Forum – The Conflict in Ukraine and the ‘Weakness’ of International Law

Christian Marxsen

International Law in Crisis: Russia’s Struggle for Recognition

11- 48

Focus – Cyber-Security Beyond the Military Perspective

Martin Ney & Andreas Zimmermann

Cyber-Security Beyond the Military Per-spective: International Law, ‘Cyberspace’, and the Concept of Due Diligence


51- 66

Christian Walter

Obligations of States Before, During, and After a Cyber Security Incident

Abstract & Keywords

67- 86

Oliver Dörr

Obligations of the State of Origin of a Cyber Security Incident

Abstract & Keywords

87- 99

August Reinisch & Markus Beham

Mitigating Risks: Inter-State Due Diligence Obligations in Case of Harmful Cyber Incidents and Malicious Cyber Activity – Obligations of the Transit State

Abstract & Keywords

101- 112

Robert Kolb

Reflections on Due Diligence Duties and Cyberspace

Abstract & Keywords

113- 128

Jutta Brunée & Tamar Meshel

Teaching an Old Law New Tricks: International Environmental Law Lessons for Cyberspace Governance

Abstract & Keywords

129- 168

Matthias Herdegen

Possible Legal Framework and Regulatory Models for Cyberspace: Due Diligence Obligations and Institutional Models for Enhanced Inter-State Cooperation

Abstract & Keywords

169- 185

General Articles

Eckart Klein & David Kretzmer

The UN Human Rights Committee: The General Comments – The Evolution of an Autonomous Monitoring Instrument

Abstract & Keywords

189- 229

Alex G. Oude Elferink

International Law and Negotiated and Adjudicated Maritime Boundaries: A Complex Relationship

Abstract & Keywords

231- 264

Harald Kleinschmidt

Decolonisation, State Succession, and a Formal Problem of International Public Law

Abstract & Keywords

265- 316

Marco Longobardo

The Palestinian Right to Exploit the Dead Sea Coastline for Tourism

Abstract & Keywords

317- 352

Fenghua Li

Safeguarding State Sovereignty: The Relevance of Post-Award Remedies in ICSID and Non-ICSID Arbitration

Abstract & Keywords

353- 378

Laura Salvadego

Witness Protection and Inter-State Cooperation: Current and Emerging Challenges in the Fight against Transnational Organised Crime

Abstract & Keywords

379- 410

German Practice

Elisa Oezbek

Strengthening the Human Rights Council: The 2015 Presidency of German Ambassador Joachim Rücker

Hendrik Selle

Confronting the Destruction of Cultural Heritage Used as a Tactic of War: A German-Iraqi Initiative in the UN General Assembly

Stephanie Schlickewei

The Deployment of the German Armed Forces to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

Henning Büttner & Marvin Schwope

The Aftermath of Prism: The International Legal Framework for Surveillance and the Radius of Operation for German Intelligence Agencies from a Human Rights Perspective

Sarah Bothe & Charlotte Gaschke

Germany’s Proposal of a “Grexit auf Zeit”

Jens T. Theilen

Towards Acceptance of Religious Pluralism: The Federal Constitutional Court’s Second Judgment on Muslim Teachers Wearing Headscarves

Book Reviews

Amal Alamuddin/Nidal Nabil Jurdi/David Tolbert (eds.): The Special Tribunal for Le-banon: Law and Practice (Schabas)
Aharon Barak: Human Dignity: The Constitutional Value and the Constitutional Right (Roeder)
Marjorie Cohn (ed.): Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues (Nelson)
Richard K. Gardiner: Treaty Interpretation (Dörr)
Lauri Mälksoo: Russian Approaches to International Law (Morris)
Marko Milanovic/Michael Wood (eds.): The Law and Politics of the Kosovo Advisory Opinion (Hilpold)
Jens David Ohlen/Kevin Govern/Claire Finkelstein (eds.): Cyberwar: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts (Stadlmeier)
Donald R. Rothwell/Alex G. Oude Elferink/Karen N. Scott/Tim Stephens (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea (Haake)
Carsten Stahn (ed.): The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court (Krzan)
Neil Walker: Intimations of Global Law (Wackernagel)
Gerhard Werle/Lovell Fernandez/Moritz Vormbaum (eds.): Africa and the International Criminal Court (Krzan)