The Phenomenon of Yearbooks in International Law: An Introduction

Otto Spijkers, Wouter Werner, Ramses A. Wessel

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In 1970 the first Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (NYIL) was published. The current Volume is No. 50, which means that the Yearbook has now been with us for half a century. The current General Editors decided not to let this moment pass unnoticed, and have devoted this entire Volume to an analysis of the phenomenon of Yearbooks in international law as such. Indeed, not many academic disciplines have Yearbooks, so why do we? What is the added value of having a Yearbook alongside the abundance of international law journals, regular monographs and edited volumes that are produced each year? Does the existence of Yearbooks tell us something about who we are, or who we think we are, or what we have to contribute to the world?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetherlands Yearbook of International Law 2019
Subtitle of host publicationYearbooks in International Law: History, Function and Future
EditorsOtto Spijkers, Wouter Werner, Ramses Wessel
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherT.M.C. Asser Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic) 978-94-6265-403-7
ISBN (Print)978-94-6265-402-0
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameNetherlands Yearbook of International Law
PublisherT.M.C. Asser Press
ISSN (Print)0167-6768

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