Two major factors brought about the establishment of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law: demand for the publication of national practice in international law, and the desire 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 of which are 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 state practice - International Law - Netherlands judicial decisions - Netherlands municipal legislation - Netherlands state practice - WTO - international - law - legal order - public
Articles.- The Multidimensional Constitutional Legal Order of the European Union — A Successful Case of Cosmopolitan Constitution-Building?.- WIPO-WTO Relations and the Future of Global Intellectual Property Norms.- Formation and Enforcement of Customary International Law: The European Union’s Contribution.- International Law and Geopolitics: One object, Conflicting Legitimacies?.- Documentation.- Classification Scheme.- Netherlands State Practice for the Parliamentary Year 2006–2007.- Treaties and Other International Agreements to Which the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a Party.- Netherlands Municipal Legislation Involving Questions of Public International Law, 2007.- Netherlands Judicial Decisions Involving Questions of Public International Law, 2006–2007.- Literature on Dutch State Practice in the Field of Public International Law, 2007.