NYIL Topic Vol. 47, 2016
The Editorial Board of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (NYIL) announces its topic for its 2016 (volume 47): The Changing Nature of Territoriality in International Law.
Traditionally, most rules of international law are based on the notion of state territory. This is obvious in the so called ‘law of coexistence’, which aimed at keeping states peacefully apart- a notion which only makes sense if one thinks in terms of territorial borders. However, even in the so-called ‘law of cooperation’ (bringing states actively together) state boundaries still remain the organizing principle for international regulation.
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