The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 49, 2011
658 pages, 7 x 10
Release Date:01 Feb 2013

The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 49, 2011

UBC Press

This is the forty-ninth 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 (Canadian Society of International Law) 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 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 volume reflect the diversity of Canadian and international thought, opinion, and practice on current problems of international law. Included are cutting-edge analyses and commentary on such varied topics as Canadian mining practices abroad in light of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the role of the ILO in advancing the rights of indigenous peoples, themes emerging from the recent boundary jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice, the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the European Union, and the status of animal welfare in international law, among others.


  • 2013, Winner - Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing, Canadian Association of Law Libraries
John H. Currie, editor-in-chief, is a professor in the Faculty of Law at University of Ottawa. René 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.


“Nations Like Unto Yourselves”: An Inquiry into the Status of a General Principle of International Law on Animal Welfare / Katie Sykes

Canadian Mining Internationally and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights / Sara L. Seck

The International Labour Organization and Its Contribution to the Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples / Athanasios Yupsanis

Private Rights, the Use of Maps, State Responsibility, and Other Issues in the International Court of Justice’s Boundary Jurisprudence: 2000-10 / Alberto Alvarez-Jimenez

The Arctic Environment and International Humanitarian Law / Ashley Barnes and Christopher Waters

Notes and Comments / Notes et commentaires

Responsabilité pénale des agents ou fonctionnaires internationaux et immunité de jurisdiction / Matthieu Aldjima Namountougou

The Entry into Force of the Lisbon Treaty: The European Union in Retrospect and Prospect / Avinash Sharma

Leslie C. Green (1920-2011) / The Editors

Charles B. Bourne (1921-2012) / Donald M. McRae

Chronique de droit international économique en 2010-11 / Digest of International Economic Law in 2010-11

Commerce / Richard Ouellet et Hervé A. Prince

Le Canada et le systeme financier international en 2010-11 / Bernard Colas

Investissement / Céline Lévesque

Canadian Practice in International Law / Pratique canadienne en matiere de droit international

At the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2010-11 / Au ministere des Affaires étrangeres et du Commerce international en 2010-11, / compiled by / préparé par Alan H. Kessel

Parliamentary Declarations in 2011 / Déclarations parlementaires en 2011 / compiled by / préparé par Alexandra Logvin

Treaty Action Taken by Canada in 2010-11 / Mesures prises par le Canada en matiere de traités en 2010-11 / compiled by / préparé par Sylvie Cameron

Cases / Jurisprudence

Canadian Cases in Public International Law in 2010-11 / Jurisprudence canadienne en matiere de droit international public en 2010-11 / compiled by / préparé par Gib van Ert, Greg J. Allen, and Eileen Patel

Canadian Cases in Private International Law in 2011 / Jurisprudence canadienne en matiere de droit international privé en 2011, / compiled by / préparé par Joost Blom

Book Reviews / Recensions de livres


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