Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law:Vol. 1:1998
The world's first-ever annual publication devoted to the study of the laws of armed conflict, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law provides a truly international forum for high-quality academic articles, commentaries and documents which have international humanitarian law as their focal point. The appearance of such a publication now is timely.
The past several years have seen international humanitarian law move from the margins to the forefront of international attention. The establishment of the International Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda; the proposal to create a permanent International Criminal Court; concern about preventing the proliferation of conventional weapons and those of mass destruction; and other topical developments have given international humanitarian law a contemporary resonance and increased the need for an annual review of legal developments in this field. The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law aims to meet this need.
Drawn from experts all over the world, the Yearbook 's Board of Editors strives to ensure that the Yearbook reflects global trends in the field. The international inclusiveness of the Yearbook is also guaranteed by its worldwide network of correspondents, reporting on state practice.
All aspects of international law applicable in times of internal and international armed conflict will be covered by the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, including interesting and significant developments taking place outside the traditional body of international humanitarian law.
Considering that implementation, observation and enforcement of international humanitarian law have dimensions beyond their purely legal aspects, contributions will also cover the political science and international relations perspectives of international humanitarian law, and related developments in the fields of human rights and international law generally.