The Yearbook reports and analyses annual developments in international jurisprudence. Each major international court or tribunal has its own section, which includes an ‘Introductory Note’ of their activities and ‘legal maxims’ of their case law decisions.
An introductory note on each international tribunal or court provides a synopsis of their activities over the course of the year.
Legal maxims provide researchers with quick access to the point of law in each case. They are arranged according to a logical order that facilitates an accurate overview of the decision. The maxims combine summaries and extracts in a format specifically designed for rapid reference.
Legal maxims are presented according to the “systematic classification scheme”. The two parts of the scheme respectively deal with substantive and procedural international law and each part is subdivided into headings and sub-headings.