The Baltic Yearbook of International Law joined the family of legal publications in 2001. It is an annual publication containing contributions on topical issues in international law and related fields that are relevant to Baltic affairs and beyond. Each Yearbook focuses on a theme with particular importance to the development of international law. The Yearbook serves as an important source of information not available elsewhere on the practices of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in international law.
Despite a clear Baltic ownership, the Yearbook aims at contributing to the development of thought, standard-setting and relevant practices throughout the world. The topical coverage has included the questions surrounding the claims of the Baltic States to their State continuity in international law; related issues of State responsibility; various challenges in international human rights law with focus on bioethics and human rights; and the enlargement of the European Union.
Editorial Note; General Articles: Tanel Kerikmae, Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, and Mari-Liis Poder The August 2008 Russian-Georgian War: Issues of International Law; Dovydas Spokauskas Suspension of the Operation of an International Treaty: Analysis of the Decision by the Russian Federation to Suspend the Implementation of Its Obligations under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe; Arnis Lauva Why Soldiers Have to Perform Combat Tasks: Latvian Perspective; Jo Stigen The Right or Non-Right of States to Prosecute Core International Crimes under the Title of "Universal Jurisdiction"; Carl Lebeck Consensus not Constitutionalism: Fundamental Rights in EU law after Kadi; Christoph Schewe Legal Aspects of the Baltic Sea Strategy - International Law in a European Macro-Region; Materials on International Law 2009: Rene Vark (ed.):: Estonia; Ieva Miluna (ed.): Republic of Latvia; Andrius Mamontovas and Saulius Katuoka (eds.): Republic of Lithuania; List of Contributors; Information for Authors.
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