1st Edition

Asian Yearbook of International Law Volume 13 (2007)

Edited By B.S. Chimni, Miyoshi Masahiro, Li-ann Thio Copyright 2009

    Launched in 1991, the Asian Yearbook of International Law is a major refereed publication dedicated to international law issues as seen primarily from an Asian perspective, under the auspices of the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA). It is the first publication of its kind edited by a team of leading international law scholars from across Asia. The Yearbook provides a forum for the publication of articles in the field of international law, and other Asian international law topics, written by experts from the region and elsewhere.

    Its aim is twofold: to promote international law in Asia, and to provide an intellectual platform for the discussion and dissemination of Asian views and practices on contemporary international legal issues. Each volume of the Yearbook normally contains articles and shorter notes; a section on State practice; an overview of Asian states participation in multilateral treaties; succinct analysis of recent international legal developments in Asia; an agora section devoted to critical perspectives on international law issues; surveys of the activities of international organizations òf special relevance to Asia; and book review, bibliography and documents sections. It will be of interest to students and academics interested in international law and Asian studies.

    Introduction  Articles  The Unfinished Business of Human Rights Protection and the Increasing Threat of International Terrorism Ben Chigara.  Special Feature: Selected Papers, International Symposium of the Asian Society of International Law, 7-8 April 2007.  International law in Asia: The Limits to the Western Constitutionalist and Liberal Doctrines Jean d'Aspremont.  Regional Integration and the Promotion and Protection of Democracy in Asia: Lessons from ASEAN Richard Burchill  Export of War: Issues of Individual Criminal and State Responsibility H. Harry L. Roque, Jr  "As if" Acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter?: Rigidity of the Threshold Between Chapter VII and non-Chapter VII Sakai Hironobu.  The Role of IMO Resolutions in Ocean Law and Policy in the Asia-Pacific Mary George  Legal Materials  State Practice of Asian Countries in the Field of International Law  Developments  The 2007 ASEAN Charter and Human Rights Thio Li-ann.  Note on State Immunity, Singapore Case.  Note on CEDAW and Malaysian Practice  Literature: Book Reviews  "The Failure to Prevent Genocide in Rwanda: The Role of Bystanders, Transnational Publishers", Nao Seoka, Fred Grunfeld and Anke Huijboom - reviewed by Nao Seoka.  "Minority Rights in Asia: A Comparative Legal Analysis", Joshua Castellino & Elvira Doninguez Redondon - reviewed by Thio Li-ann.  "The Struggle against Enforced Disappearance and the 2007 United Nations Convention", Tullio Scovazzi & Gabriella Citroni - reviewed by K.I. Vibhute.  "Towards New Global Strategies: Public Goods and Human Rights", Eds. Erik André Andersen and Birgit Lindsnaes - reviewed by Tan Liang Ying.  "European Yearbook of Minority Issues, vol.5, 2005/2006". Ed. by European Centre for Minority Issues & The European Academy - reviewed by Surendra Bhandari  Literature: Survey of Literature


    B.S. Chimni is Professor in the School of International Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

    Miyoshi Masahiro is Professor Emeritus of International Law at Aichi University, Japan.

    Thio Li-ann is Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore where she teaches public international law, constitutional law and human rights law.