648 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
Release Date:08 Feb 2012

The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 48, 2010

UBC Press
This is the forty-eighth volume of The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, the first volume of which was published in 1963.The contents of The Yearbook reflect the diversity of Canadian and international thought, opinion, and practice on current problems of international law. Included this year are cutting-edge analyses on such varied topics as the plea of superior orders in international criminal law; interaction of the economic and environmental dimensions of the principle of sustainable development; and legal dimensions of Canada’s dispute with the European Union over international trade in seal products. Each volume includes a notes and comments section; a digest of international economic law; a section on current Canadian practice in international law (including recent parliamentary declarations and Canadian treaty actions); a digest of important Canadian cases; and book reviews.


  • 2013, Winner - Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing, Canadian Association of Law Libraries
RELATED TOPICS: International Law, Law, Reference

The Editor-in-Chief is John H. Currie, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, and the Associate Editor is René Provost, Faculty of Law, McGill University. The Board of Editors includes scholars from leading universities across Canada.


Obeying Restraints: Applying the Plea of Superior Orders to Military Defendants before the International Criminal Court / Christopher K. Penny

The Rogue Civil Airliner and International Human Rights Law: An Argument for a Proportionality of Effects Analysis within the Right to Life / Robin F. Holman

Regional Arrangements and the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: The Role of the African Union Peace and Security Council / Charles Riziki Majinge

Les piliers économique et environnemental du développement durable: conciliation ou soutien mutuel? L’éclairage apporté par la Cour internationale de Justice dans l’Affaire des Usines de pâte à papier sur le fleuve Uruguay (Argentine c Uruguay) / Géraud de Lassus Saint-Geniès

Notes and Comments

Does the Charter Float? The Application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to Canada’s Policing of High Seas Fisheries / Drew Tyler

The International Court of Justice’s Kosovo Case: Assessing the Current State of International Legal Opinion on Remedial Secession / Daniel H. Meester

Digest of International Economic Law in 2009

Commerce / Richard Ouellet

Le Canada et le système financier international en 2009 / Bernard Colas

Investissement / Céline Lévesque

Canadian Practice in International Law

At the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2009–10 / compiled by Alan Kessel

Parliamentary Declarations in 2010-11 / compiled by Alexandra Logvin

Treaty Action Taken by Canada in 2009 / compiled by Jacqueline Caron


Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 2009–10 / compiled by Gib van Ert

Canadian Cases in Private International Law in 2010 / compiled by Joost Blom

Book Reviews


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