25th Anniversary of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (UNYB)

The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law hosted 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, the UNYB marked its 25th anniversary since it was founded in 1997. To celebrate this occasion, a special launch event was hosted by the Foundation which featured a stimulating panel discussion and a brief commemorative ceremony for the Founding Editors of the UNYB.

The event, which was conducted in a hybrid format at the Foundation featured a panel discussion on ‘The Lasting Legacy and Future of the United Nations and International Law’. The distinguished speakers included Professor Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Professor Dinah Shelton and Sir Michael Wood, who had all contributed to this special anniversary volume of the UNYB. Sir Michael Wood, who is also the Chairperson of the Foundation’s Scientific and Development Policy Advisory Committee had participated in the event in-person. Following the panel discussion, the Founding Editors of the UNYB, Professor Jochen Frowein and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum were honored in absentia to acknowledge their lasting legacy and impact to international legal academia.

The event was attended by over 150 participants from around the world and featured engaging and insightful discussions on relevant issues of international law.

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 organisations over the past two decades, while also looking forward to the future. For more information on the contents of this volume, please see here.