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 of 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 by the General Editors Part 1: Articles 1. Japan-Alcoholic Beverages Case Revisited: A Case of Treaty Interpretation or Formation of International Law? Takashi Miyazaki 2. Caveat Emptor: Three Aspects of Investment Protection Treaties, Michael Ewing-Chow and Ng Wuay Teck 3. Some Asian States' Opposition to the Concept of War Crimes in Non-International Armed Conflicts and its Legal Implications, Zhu Lijiang 4. Effectiveness of National Human Rights Institutions in International Human Rights Law: Problems and Prospects, Sanzhuan Guo Part 2: Note Vietnam's Membership in the WTO: The Challenge of Reconciling Socialist Policies with the Principle of Open Economy, Lan Anh Tran Part 3: Legal Materials State Practice of Asian Countries in the Field of International Law, Participation in Multilateral Treaties Part 4: Agora: Is There An Asian Approach To International Law? Is there an Asian Approach to International Law? – Questions, Theses and Reflections, BS Chimni, Asian International Law: Where is it Now?, M. Sornarajah Part 5: Developments Case between Malaysia and Singapore Concerning Sovereignty Over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge, Robert Beckman, Australia's "Rudd Proposal": Business as Usual, C.L. Lim, Suhakam: The First Ten Years: The Reception and Interpretation of Human Rights norms in Malaysia, Cheah Wuiling Part 6: Survey of Literature Book Reviews, Survey of Literature