HELSINKI, 2-3 October 2009

The following papers have been published in the Finnish Yearbook of International Law, Volume 20 (2009):

– Jan Klabbers, Introduction to Special Theme: Changing Futures? Science and International Law 

– Allan Rosas, The Death of International Law? 

– Anna Riddel, Scientific Evidence in the International Court of Justice – Problems and Possibilities 

– Céline Lévesque, Science in the Hands of International Investment Tribunals: A Case for ‘Scientific due Process’ 

– Maria Weimer, Policy Choice versus Science in Regulating Animal Cloning under the WTO Law

– Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya, A.S. v. Hungary: A Case-Study in Adjucating Reproductive Health Claims and the Challenges posed by Interpreting Existent Human Rights Treaties 

– Lisa Clarke, Global Health Public-Private Partnerships: Better Protecting Against Disease but Creating a Gap in Responsibility under International Law 

– Sophie Gambardella, The Role of Scientific Committees Within Regional Fishing Commissions 

– Caroline E. Foster, The Consultation of Independent Experts by International Courts and Tribunals in Health and Environment Case


– Dessislava Cheytanova, Separatism or Legitimate Aspirations to Independence?

– Théodore Christakis, La Sécession: Une Question de Simple Fait?

– Jean d’Aspremont, Transfer of Values Through International Law: The Hobbesian Lessons from Eastern European Legal Scholars

– Barbara Delcourt, L’UE Face au Défi du Kosovo: Le Droit International à l’Epreuve de l’Intégration Européenne

– Fernanda Fernandez Jankov & Vesna Coric, The Legality of Uti Possidetis in the Definition of Kosovo’s Legal Status

– Tarcisio Gazzini, Junior Partners or Real Actors: Participation of Central and Eastern Europe in Military Interventions and Peacekeeping Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq

– Peter Kovacs, A propos de la légitimité des relations directes entre l’Etat-parent et la minorité voisine

– Mercedes Guinea Llorente, Tales of ‘Civilisation’: Transfer of Values Through the Eastern Neighbourhood Policy

– Enrico Milano, The Doctrine(s) of Non-Recognition: Theoretical Underpinnings and Policy Implications in Dealing with De Facto Regimes

Zoran Oklopcic, Eight Theses on Self-Determination: From Self-Determination of Peoples to Principles of Polity-Formation?

– Efthymios Papastavridis, Interception of Human Beings on the High Seas Under the Law of the Sea Convention

– Ann Pauwels, The New Peacekeepers: Central and Eastern Europe in UN and NATO Actions Beyond Europe

– Aniko Raisz, Transfer of Values as to the Regional Human Rights Tribunals

– Daphné Richemond, The New Peacekeepers? Private Military Companies and the Future of Peacekeeping Operations

– Rene Uruena, Beyond a Matter of Rights: The UN’s 1267 Committee and the Hidden Role of international Law in Anti-Terrorist Policy


PARIS, 18 – 20 MAY 2006


– Christina Arion, Chasser l’incertitude par l’incertitude ? Le principe de précaution et l’état de nécessite

– Rémi Bachand: L’interprétation en droit international: Une analyse par les contraintes

– Régis Bismuth, Le cadre juridique international de promotion de la stabilité financière

– Sonia Boutillon, Une dimension du développement à l’OMC : pourquoi et comment ?

– Ferran Izquierdo Brichs: The “Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses” (1997) and the Negotiations over Water Resources in Occupied Territories of Palestine

– Ignacio De la Rasilla, The Boy Who Cried Wolf! The Dimensions of Emergence of the Right to Democratic Governance and the Fundamentals of International Law: An Introductory Overview

– Gabriele Della Morte, L’Amnistie en Droit International

– Anne-Charlotte Martineau, La fragmentation du droit international : un renouvellement répété de la pensée ?

– Sabrina Robert: La Protection du Pouvoir de Réglementation Environnementale de l’Etat dans le Cadre du Contentieux de l’Expropriation Indirecte. Investissement International et Protection de l’Environnement

– Birgit Schlütter, Constitutionalisation at its best or at its worst? Lessons from the development of customary international criminal law

Jordi Sellarés Serra, Applause as a Unilateral Act (Is an image worth a thousand words?)

– Egle Svilpaite, Non-State Actors and Law-Making: Refreshing the Development of International Law?

– Svetlana Zasova, Cohérence des normes guidant l’action des forces de paix internationales


– Jessica Almqvist, Rethinking Security and Human Rights in the Struggle against Terrorism

– Noah Birkhäuser, Sanctions of the Security Council against Individuals – Some Human Rights Problems

– Jean d’Aspremont, Les administrations internationales de territoire et la creation internationale d’etats democratiques

– Shujie Feng, La mise en œuvre des décisions de l’ORD en matière de propriété intellectuelle par les pays en développement

– Agnes Hurwitz, Toward Enhanced Legitimacy of Rule of Law Programs in Multidimensional Peace Operations

– Jörg Kammerhofer, Unearthing structural uncertainty through neo-Kelsenian consistency: Conflicts of norms in international law

– Haroldo Machado Filho, Looking for Adequate Tools for the Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreements: Compliance Procedures and Mechanisms

– Owen McIntyre, The Role of Customary Rules and Principles in the Environmental Protection of Shared International Freshwater Resources

– Georg Nolte, The ICJ Advisory Opinion and Its Wider Implications for International Law

– Karsten Nowrot, New Approaches to the International Legal Personality of Multinational Corporations. Towards a Rebuttable Presumption of Normative Responsibilities

– Luis Peral, EU Protection Scheme for Refugees in the Region of Origin: Problems of Conditionality and Coherence

– Ana Peyró Llopis, Le mécanisme d’observance du Protocole de Kyoto : un mécanisme de contrôle dur au sein d’un instrument flexible

– Catherine Phuong, Identifying States’ Responsibilities towards Refugees and Asylum Seekers

– Emanuele Rebasti, Luisa Vierucci, A Legal Status for NGOs in Contemporary International Law?

– Carsten Stahn, Accountability And Legitimacy In Practice: Lawmaking By Transitional Administrations

– Ana Filipa Vrdoljak, Minorities, Cultural Rights and the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage


– Milagros Álvarez, European Security and Defence Policy in the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe : Some New Events

– Nicole Bjerler, Do Europeans have a right to environment?

– Ivan Boev, Droit Europeen des minorites et evolution des principes generaux du droit international

– Basak Cali, >How would you like your ‘legal change’ done today, Madam?

– Aristotle Constantinides, An Overview of Legal Restraints on Security Council Chapter VII Action with a Focus on Post-Conflict Iraq

– Gabriele Della Morte, Les Tribunaux penaux internationaux et les references a leur propre jurisprudence : autoritas rerum similiter judicarum?

– Katharina Gamharter, Access to Affordable Medicines and the HIV/AIDS Pandemic – Facing a New Challenge in International Security Law

– Chiara Giorgetti, Fulfilling International Obligations by International Organizations in the Absence of State Control

– Lorenzo Gradoni, Nullem Crimen Sine Consuetudine: A Few Observations on how the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has been Identifying Custom

– Klara Kañska, The Normative Force of Decisions of International Organizations

– Elena Katselli, Countermeasures by Non-Injured States in the Law on State Responsibility

– Vittorio Mainetti, Des crimes contre le patrimoine culturel? Reflexions a propos de la criminalisationinternationale des atteinte aux biensculturels

– Balázs Majtényi, Where are they heading? The situation of the Roma minority in Hungarian and International law

– Enrico Milano, State Responsibility in Territorial Disputes before the ICJ

– Gjylbehare Murati, The Independence of the Judiciary and its Role in the Protection of Human Rights under UN Administration Using the Case of Kosovo

– Natalia Ochoa-Ruiz, Esther Salamanca-Aguado, The contribution of the ICJ judgement of 6 November 2003 in the case concerning OIL PLATFORMS (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN V UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) to international law on the use of force in self-defence

– Catrin Pekari, Human Rights in the Information Society

– Carmela Pérez Bernárdez, Changes and Developments in the Law of International Organisations as a Consequence of the Appearance of the European Community and the European Union as Subjects of International Law : the Right of Participation

– Maria Fernanda Pérez Solla, The Notion of international responsibility : a ‘classic’ in times of change?

– Dirk Pulkowski, Narratives of Fragmentation International Law between Unity and Multiplicity

– Akbar Rasulov, The Structure of the International Legal Discourse

– Lilian Richieri Hanania, International commercial rules on the exchange of cultural goods and services

– Nils Rosemann, New perspectives of accountability – the merging concept of corporate responsibilities with regard to human rights

– Ben Saul, Three Reasons for Defining and Criminalizing Terrorism

– Francesco Sindico, Unravelling the Trade and Environment Debate through Sustainable Development Law Principles

– Mirko Sossai, UN SC RES. 1373(2001) and international law-making : a transformation in nature of the legal obligations for the fight against terrorism

– Carsten Stahn, Jus ad Bellum – Jus in Bello…Jus Post Bellum : Towards a tripartite conception of armed conflict

– Ruth Abril Stoffels, Le rôle des Tribunaux pénaux internationaux pour le Rwanda et pour l’ex-Yougoslavie dans la sanction du viol et d’autres aggressions sexuelles graves comme crimes internationaux

– Pavel Sturma, International Criminal Court at a Crossroads or in an Impasse? Some Obstacles Related to the Jurisdiction and Cooperation

– Tijana Surlan, Ne bis in idem in conjunction with the principle of complementarity in the Rome Statute

– Vincent Tomkiewicz, Regards au-delà de la fonction juridictionnelle de l’Organe d’appel de l’OMC : l’apport à la légitimité du mécanisme de règlement des différends

– Christina Voigt, Conflicts and Convergence in Climate Change and Trade Law : The Role of the Principle of Sustainable Development

– Ales Weingerl, Definition of Unilateral Acts of States