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Call for papers Polish Yearbook of International Law, vol. XL: 2020 In the late summer of 2021, we are planning to publish a jubilee volume (no. XL) of the Polish Yearbook of international Law. In this context, the Editorial Board of PYIL is seeking high-quality, unpublished articles relating to public and private international law as well as EU law. A part of the forthcoming volume will be dedicated to the scientific legacy of Prof. Janusz Symonides, who sadly passed away in April 2020. Prof. Symonides was a well-known Polish jurist and diplomat, specializing in human rights, the Law of the Sea, protection of cultural heritage, and international relations. He was one of the representatives of Poland during the work on the Convention on the Law of the Sea, an expert on the human dimension of the OSCE, and a conciliator of the Montego Bay Convention. Prof. Symonides was also Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs and Director of the then Division of Human Rights, Democracy, Peace and Tolerance at UNESCO. PYIL is particularly interested in papers that discuss the ideas that preoccupied Prof. Symonides, analyze his scientific achievements, or deal with other issues relating to his academic and
The new volume (XXXIX) of the Polish Yearbook of International Law is finally out. As far as the current volume is concerned, its first section, entitled “General Articles”, includes three texts that deal with classical problems of international law: the right to self-determination; sources of general international law; and the status of unrecognized entities (by Peter Hilpold, Przemysław Saganek and Anna Czaplińska respectively). They are followed by a very interesting article that looks at the international law traditions at the Saint Volodymyr Imperial University of Kyiv (by Kostiantyn Savchuk). As usual, texts relating to international and European human rights law are strongly present in the volume. This group particularly includes articles analysing the problems posed by the restitution of property taken during WWII and by the Communist regime (by Aleksandra Mężykowska), memory laws (by Anna Wójcik), and the law and cases dealing with the excessive length of proceedings (by Elżbieta Morawska). Wojciech Burek’s text also falls into this category, although the author looks at the protection of national minorities by their kin-states more broadly, by including in his analysis other sources of international law. The section ends with three articles dealing with international economic law. On the one hand Konstantina
Dear Readers, The 2018 volume of the Polish Yearbook of International Law is finally out. The Board of Editors eventually selected thirteen articles for publication. All of them fall within the scope of the core interests of the Yearbook and relate either to public international law or EU law. In addition, the volume contains two book reviews. The selection process was difficult as we received sixty-three submissions this year. This was a slight increase from the previous year, when we have received fifty-nine submissions. We are glad to see a modest but steady growth of interest among scholars in publishing with us over last couple of years. The topics addressed by the authors are very diverse. The volume includes traditional texts on public international law (Balcerzak, Wasinski and Hachkevych), two articles relating to international and regional human rights protection (Gliszczyńska-Grabias et al and Djajić & Etinski) and two addressing specific problems that emerge in the context of international investment law (Kułaga & Wang & Żenkiewicz). There are also 6 texts on EU law (Kochenov, Kustra-Rogatka, Grzelak, Podgórski, Sitnik and Majkowska-Szulc & Wowerka). Karoli­n­a Wi­erczyńska, Łukasz Gruszczyński
Dear Readers, We are honoured to inform you that a new volume of Polish Yearbook of International Law (no. 37/2017) has been just published. The volume includes our three regular sections: General articles; Polish practice of international law; and Book reviews. In addition, there are four papers that are outcomes of the mini-symposium on the general principles of international law that was held in 2017. The General articles section opens with a paper by the eminent scholar prof. Tomuschat. His contribution, which was originally presented as a lecture delivered on 18 October 2017 as a part of the series commemorating Krzysztof Skubiszewski, introduces us to the specific questions of identity of individuals and states in contemporary public international law. La Vaccara discusses in her paper why and how the legal frameworks of contemporary international humanitarian law and international human rights law offer tools to address the uncertainty, lack of information, and the consequences thereof in relation to missing persons and victims of enforced disappearances in the context of armed conflicts which predated the adoption the legal frameworks in place today. Rabinovich deals with the rule of law promotion exercised by the European Union (EU) through the Deep and Comprehensive Free