Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs Vol. 29 (2011)

Edited by Ying-jeou Ma

The Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs commenced publication in 1981 under the auspices of the Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law. The Yearbook publishes on multi-disciplinary topics with a focus on international and comparative law issues regarding Taiwan, Mainland China and the Asia-Pacific region. The Yearbook is one of the foremost publications in the world concentrating on issues of greater China.


Table of Contents

Preface by Ying-jeou Ma

Leading Articles

Sujin Chan, Beyond Special and Differential Treatment: Key Trends of Importance to East Asian Regionalism
Caroline Ehlert & Christine Kaufmann, The Dutch Trial at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia – Involving the Cambodians in the Process
Eliza Mik, Evaluating the Impact of the UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts on Domestic Contract Law - The Singapore Example
Miyazaki Takashi, Recognition of States and Governments in International Law: Theory and Practice
Raul (Pete) Pedrozo, Sovereignty Claims over the Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo/Takeshima)
H.A. Strydom, Refi ning the Scope of State Obligations for Treaty-Based Human Rights Violations in Respect of Violence against Women: The Meaning of the 2009 Gonzales Ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Anastasia Telesetsky, Rule of Marine Capture versus Rule of Cooperation in the East China Sea: Exploring Options for Regional Ecosystem Restoration
Emilio E. Varanini, Running Soft Convergence into the Ground: The Case for an International Antitrust Treaty

Essays and Recent Developments
Loo Choon Chiaw, Chia Foon Yeow & Wu Yanjuan, The Taiwan Government Sues Two Individuals for the return of a Sum of USD29.8 Million (The Papua New Guinea Case)
Francesco Seatzu, The Right to Social Security under Article 9 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Special Reports
Pasha L. Hsieh & Pei-Lun Tsai, Cross-Straits Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA)
Annex 1: Cross-Straits Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement
Annex 2: Background Information on ECFA
Annex 3: Early Harvest List for Trade in Goods and Tariff Reduction Arrangements
Annex 4: Remarks by President Ma: New Infl ection Point for Taiwan, New Era for Asia—Choosing Correctly at a Critical Juncture
Annex 5: Remarks by Minister Lai on the Preparatory Consultations for the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement
Pasha L. Hsieh & Pei-Lun Tsai, Foreign Judgments Concerning the Legal Status of Taiwan
Annex 1: Lin v. United States (U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 2009)
Annex 2: The Land Dispute in Papeete, Tahiti (France’s Cour de Cassation, 2010) (in French)
Annex 3: ROC (Taiwan) v. ISO (Switzerland’s Federal Court, 2010) (in French)

Contemporary Practice and Judicial Decisions Of The Republic Of China Relating To International Law (2010)
Commentary on judgments and policy documents covering the following topics:

International Law in General • Subjects of International Law • International Organizations • Human Rights / Treatment of Aliens • Territory and Territorial Jurisdiction • State Responsibility • The Law of the Sea, Environment, Health, and Aviation • The Law of Treaties • Diplomatic, Consular, and Similar Relations • Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes • Arms Control, Use of Force, and International Criminal Law • International Economic Relations • Private International Law • Foreign Judgments and Awards • Cross-Strait Relations

Treaties/Agreements and Official, Semi-Official or Unofficial Agreements Concluded by the Republic of China with Other Countries in 2010
Including agreements with France, Gambia, Hungary, Naura, Papua New Guinea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States, Vietnam


ISSN: 0731-0854

• Hardback • 496pp • 2012 • £50.00