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This is the fiftieth volume of The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, the first volume of which was published in 1963. The Yearbook is issued annually under the auspices of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association and the Canadian Council on International Law. It contains articles of lasting significance in the field of international legal studies; a notes and comments section; a digest of international economic law; a section on current Canadian governmental practice in international law (including recent parliamentary declarations and Canadian treaty actions); a digest of important Canadian cases in the fields of public and private international law; and a book reviews section.
The contents of this special anniversary edition reflect the diversity of Canadian and international thought, opinion, and practice on current problems of international law. Included is a feature article in honour of fifty years of the Yearbook, "Exploring the `Canadian' in the Canadian Yearbook of International Law," as well as cutting-edge analyses and commentary on a wide range of issues such as the use of battlefield biometrics; the cultural dimensions of sustainable development; Omar Khadr's combatancy and child-soldier status; the International Court of Justice's indication of provisional measures in territorial and boundary disputes; immunities for gross violations of international human rights, and the responsibility of international organizations, among others.
John H. Currie, editor-in-chief, is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. Rene Provost, associate editor, is a professor in the Faculty of Law at McGill University. The Yearbook's board of editors includes scholars from leading universities across Canada.
Feature Article in Honour of Fifty Years of the Yearbook / Article vedette en l'honneur des cinquante ans de l'Annuaire Exploring the "Canadian" in the Canadian Yearbook of International Law / Joanna Harrington Articles Les mesures conservatoires indiquees par la Cour internationale de Justice dans le cadre de conflits territoriaux et frontaliers: Developpements recents / Marie Ghantous The Abuse of Ambiguity: The Uncertain Status of Omar Khadr under International Law / Ryan Liss La reconnaissance du pilier culturel du developpement durable: vers un nouveau mode de diffusion des valeurs culturelles au sein de l'ordre juridique mondial / Veronique Guevremont Responsibility of the WTO for Breach of an International Obligation under the Draft Articles on Responsibility of International Organizations / Noemi Gal-Or Notes and Comments / Notes et commentaires Jurisdictional Immunities of the State for Serious Violations of International Human Rights Law or the Law of Armed Conflict / Paul David Mora Distinguishing Friend from Foe: Law and Policy in the Age of Battlefield Biometrics / Alison Mitchell Chronique de droit international economique en 2012 / Digest of International Economic Law in 2012 Commerce / Herve A. Prince Investissement / Charles-Emmanuel Cote Canadian Practice in International Law / Pratique canadienne en matiere de droit international At the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2012 / Au ministere des Affaires etrangeres et du Commerce international en 2012 / compiled by / prepare par Alan H. Kessel Parliamentary Declarations in 2012 / Declarations parlementaires en 2012 / compiled by / prepare par Alexandra Logvin Treaty Action Taken by Canada in 2012 / Mesures prises par le Canada en matiere de traites en 2012 / compiled by / prepare par Gary Luton Cases / Jurisprudence Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 2012 / Jurisprudence canadienne en matiere de droit international public en 2012 / compiled by / prepare par Gib van Ert, Greg J. Allen, and / et Eileen Patel Canadian Cases in Private International Law in 2012 / Jurisprudence canadienne en matiere de droit international prive en 2012 / compiled by / prepare par Joost Blom Book Reviews / Recensions de livres Analytical Index / Index analytique Index of Cases / Index de la jurisprudence