Two major factors brought about the establishment of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law in 1970: demand for the publication of national practice in international law, and the desirability for legal practitioners, state representatives and international lawyers to have access to the growing amount of available data, in the form of articles, notes etc. The Documentation section contains an extensive review of Dutch state practice from the parliamentary year prior to publication, an account of developments relating to treaties and other international agreements to which the Netherlands is a party, summaries of Netherlands judicial decisions involving questions of public international law (many not published elsewhere), lists of Dutch publications in the field and extracts from relevant municipal legislation. Although the NYIL has a distinctive national character it is published in English, and the editors do not adhere to any geographical limitations when deciding upon the inclusion of articles.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Dutch literature - Dutch state practice - International Law - Netherlands judicial decisions - Netherlands municipal legislation - Netherlands state practice - draft convention on State immunity - law of self-defence
Articles.- The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property.- Treaty Revision in the European Union: Constitutional Change through International Law.- Diplomatic Protection and Human Rights before the International Court of Justice: Re-Fashioning Tradition?.- Uncertainties of the Law on Self-Defence in the United Nations Charter.- Nationality Law of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in International Perspective.- Key Provisions of the International Crimes Act 2003.- Documentation.- Classification Scheme.- Netherlands State Practice for the Parliamentary Year 2002–2003.- Treaties and Other International Agreements to Which the Kingdom of the Netherlands Is a Party.- Netherlands Municipal Legislation Involving Questions of Public International Law, 2003.- Netherlands Judicial Decisions Involving Questions of Public International Law, 2002–2003.- Dutch Literature in the Field of Public International Law and Related Matters, 2003.