Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (YIHL)

Welcome to the internet page of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (YIHL). The YIHL, published by T.M.C. Asser Pressand distributed by Springer Verlag, is a leading annual publication devoted to the study of International Humanitarian Law. It provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this crucial branch of international law. Distinguished by contemporary relevance, the YIHL bridges the gap between theory and practice and serves as a useful reference tool for scholars, practitioners, military personnel, civil servants, diplomats, human rights workers and students.

The YIHL accepts submissions on a rolling basis on any IHL related issue. Each volume also includes a section focusing on a specific theme, for which a separate call for papers is circulated and specific deadlines apply.

In Memoriam Dr Robert Cryer

The members of the Editorial Board of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law would like to express their sadness at the news of the death of Robert Cryer. Robert was a highly respected colleague, friend and publicist and was a member of the panel of advisers for this Yearbook. He combined a broad and deep expertise in all aspects of the law related to armed conflict with an unassuming disposition and a high degree of professional and intellectual honesty and integrity. He was moreover a warm and likeable person who was a real pleasure to know and work with. His contribution to International Humanitarian and Criminal Law was outstanding and covered a broad range of topics and his collegiality and sense of humour were always evident in his interaction with others. He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him and had the opportunity of working with him.

The Editorial Board of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

Terry Gill, Heike Krieger, Robin Geiss and Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi

Correspondents’ Reports

The Correspondents’ Reports (describing state practice on IHL and ICL) used to be an integral part of the YIHL. Initially, the reports were included in the book itself, and they later moved to a subpage of T.M.C. Asser Press. They are now part of the new Asser Nexus website, and can be consulted here.