The UNYB celebrates its 25th anniversary

Register now: Launch event for Volume 25 of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (UNYB)

The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law will host the formal launch event for Volume 25 of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (UNYB) on Friday, 24 March 2023. With the completion of Volume 25 of the UNYB, the publication will mark its 25th anniversary since it was founded in 1997. Volume 25 boasts a collection of articles that engage thematically with the history of the Yearbook and retrospectively look back on the work of the UN and related organizations over the past two decades, while also looking forward to the future.

To celebrate this special edition of the Yearbook, the Editorial Secretariat is hosting a panel discussion on ‘The Lasting Legacy and Future of the United Nations and International Law’ with distinguished speakers who have also contributed to this volume. The following panellists will present the major findings from their respective contributions, followed by an interactive Q&A session with the audience.’

Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Professor of Public International Law, University of Paris (Pantheon-Assas), presenting ‘The Constitutional Dimension of the UN Charter Revisited: Almost One Quarter of a Century Later

Dinah Shelton, Emeritus Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School, presenting ‘The Development of Human Rights Law and Challenges Faced by UN Treaty Bodies 1969– 2022

Michael Wood, KCMG, KC, Barrister, Twenty Essex Chambers, London, presenting ‘The Work of the International Law Commission between 1997 and 2022: A Positive Assessment

The event will be virtually hosted via Zoom on 24 March 2023, between 15:00­–17:00 CET. Please confirm your registration here.