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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 40, 2002

Since its advent in 1961, The Canadian Yearbook of International Law has had three main objectives: to make available to Canadians and the international community a systematic presentation of the best Canadian thought on problems of international law; to promote the development of Canadian research on international law; and to make available documents and commentaries that reveal the practice of Canadian institutions in matters of international law. UBC Press is honoured to have been involved with this venerable project, and is proud to celebrate the publication of its fortieth volume this year.

Issued annually under the auspices of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association (Canadian Society of International Law) and the Canadian Council on International Law, the Yearbook 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 practice in international law; a digest of important Canadian cases in the fields of public international law, private international law, and conflict of laws; a list of recent Canadian treaties; and book reviews.

Table of Contents


Jutta Brunnée and Stephen J. Toope, A Hesitant Embrace: The Application of International Law by Canadian Courts

Pierre-Francois Mercure, Les obligations de coopération et de solidarité des pays en développement et la sécurité alimentaire mondiale : la normativité du mécanisme de développement durable

Ted L. McDorman, An Overview of International Fisheries Disputes and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)

Darryl Robinson, The Impact of the Human Rights Accountability Movement on the International Law of Immunities Mark Toufayan, Deployment of Troops to Prevent Impending Genocide: A Contemporary Assessment of the UN Security Council’s Powers

Feature: The Macdonald Symposium Papers

Gibran Van Ert Ronald St-John Macdonald on using international law in Canadian courts

John Currie, The Contributions of Ronald St. J. Macdonald to International Peace and Security Issues under the UN Charter

Karen Knop, Voyages Real and Unreal

Luzius Wildhaber, The European Court of Human Rights

Chi Carmody, A Look Back at Looking Forward: Ronald St. John Macdonald and the Future of International Law

Notes and Comments

Nicole LaViolette, L’importance de l’opinion publique : L’homoparentalité et la décision de la Cour européenne des droits de l’Homme dans l’affaire Fretté c. France

Valerie Hughes, The Newfoundland-Nova Scotia Maritime Boundary Dispute



Foreign Affairs

Parliamentary Treaties


Private International Law

Public International Law

Book Reviews

Analytical Index

Index of Cases

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