It is with great pleasure that I introduce the twelfth issue of the Czech Yearbook of Public&Private International Law (CYIL). Volume 12 appears, as usual, in the autumn, which is the typical time for the readers of this Yearbook who are interested in the developments in international law. We did our best to meet this expectation even in 2021 which is the second year affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Czech Yearbook was established by the Czech Society of International Law in 2010. It was done thanks to the Board and the members of this association of Czech international lawyers, both academics and practitioners, who felt a lacuna of such a specialized journal or yearbook.
Since 2014, the Czech Yearbook has been published by the international publishers, rw&w, Science & New Media, Passau-Berlin-Praha, which, in cooperation with Südost Service GmbH, ensures its distribution in Germany and Western Europe.
As you know, the CSIL publishes the Yearbook in both printed and electronic versions (www.cyil.eu). Since 2015, the Czech Yearbook has been included in the Czech index of scholarly peer-reviewed journals (RVVI) and in the SCOPUS international database.
This growth of the Czech Yearbook ranks it among the larger publications of its kind in an international comparison. However, in spite of the higher publishing costs, we are proud to announce that this publication is still available for free for members of the Czech Society of International Law (included in the membership fee) and on sale for a very reasonable price.
The Czech Yearbook, in spite of its difficult beginnings, has succeeded in attracting a sufficient number of authors and readers in the Czech Republic and abroad. It found its place among other similar publications on international law.
As usual, Volume 12 (2021) presents a variety of studies and articles covering many issues of contemporary international and European law. The Yearbook begins with the Symposium on the anniversary of codification of the law of diplomatic relations (Vienna Convention, 1961) and State responsibility (ARSIWA, 2001). However, its purpose is not just to commemorate these important codification documents. The articles in this section address some topical issues from the perspective of the current practice of international law.
Other contributions include various subjects, ranging from the history of international law (the mechanism of the protection of minorities within the League of Nations), through pre-emptive self-defence in cyberspace, to the self-judging reservation to declaration of acceptance of the compulsory jurisdiction of the ICJ. The readers will also find many other traditional sections here, including human rights, international humanitarian law, and criminal law. These sections include articles on various subjects, such as Covid restrictions of the freedom of movement, the right to health, public corporations under the ECHR, Nuremberg Principles as the basis of international criminal law, and accountability for crimes against children in armed conflict.
As in the previous years, the CYIL also presents a section on international law and EU law with five articles on a wide range of issues, including the enhanced cooperation and inter se agreements adopted by some EU Member States, the influence of EU law on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights regarding family migration, or the role of competition policy in cybersecurity. Two contributions address the impacts of the CJEU
case law on the field of freedom of establishment in the EU and on the right to be forgotten.
This volume again includes special sections on international nuclear law and on problems of the Covid-19 pandemic in health law. According to its tradition, Volume 12 of the CYIL heavily covers many aspects of private international law and international investment law, including the modernization of the Energy Charter Treaty, universal, regional, and national ways of the regulation of jurisdiction and arbitration agreements, as well as a contribution on the possible implications of the recent Komstroy judgement.
The Yearbook also covers the Czech practice of international law, in particular, a list of treaties ratified by the Czech Republic, a report on the recent works of the International Law Commission, book reviews, and a survey of the Czech international law bibliography. As usual, the authors of this publication, who are from academia and legal practice, come from both Czech and foreign institutions. This volume includes several contributions from foreign professors and researchers, coming from or teaching in Armenia, Austria, Lithuania, Slovakia, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. As to the Czech institutions involved, these include Charles University in Prague, Palacký University in Olomouc, Masaryk University in Brno, Institute of Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the University of Economics in Prague, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, as well as some private law firms.
This publication appears thanks to a continuing financial subsidy to the Czech Society of International Law from the Council of Scientific Societies of the Czech Republic. We are also grateful for the generous financial support from the law firm Skils (Prague).
We also wish that this volume of the Czech Yearbook will find many readers and we are already looking forward to new authors and new contributions for our next volume in 2022. We are also grateful for any comments or suggestions on how to improve the quality of this
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