Journal Article

Chinese Practice in Public International Law: 2011

Lijiang ZHU

in Chinese Journal of International Law

Volume 11, issue 3, pages 541-607
Published in print September 2012 | ISSN: 1540-1650
Published online July 2012 | e-ISSN: 1746-9937 | DOI:
Chinese Practice in Public International Law: 2011

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This Survey covers materials reflecting Chinese practice in 2011 relating to: I. Fundamental principles of international law (principles of non-use of force; principle of peaceful settlement of international disputes; principle of non-intervention of internal affairs; rule of law at the national and international levels); II. International law of treaties (reservations to treaties; effects of armed conflicts on treaties); III. Recognition of new states and governments (Republic of South Sudan; Libyan National Transitional Council); IV. State immunity; V. China's territorial integrity (Taiwan; Tibet; China–India border issue; Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands; Nansha Islands); VI. Polar regions (Antarctic; Arctic); VII. International law of the sea (general position; Chunxiao oil and gas field in East China Sea; South China Sea; China–Vietnam Agreement on Basic Principles Guiding Settlement of Sea Issues; marine environment; marine biodiversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction; sustainable fisheries; Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf; International Seabed Authority; International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; Somalia piracy); VIII. International law on outer space; IX. International human rights law (General position; rights of the child; Human Rights Council; Implementation of human rights instruments); X. International humanitarian law (protection of civilians in armed conflicts); XI. International law on disasters (protection of persons in the event of disasters); XII. International law on arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation (general position; Protocol to the Southeast Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty; abandoned Japanese chemical weapons in China; landmines); XIII. International criminal law (International Criminal Court; the Bashir case; Mr. LIU Daqun elected as judge of international residual mechanism for criminal tribunals; UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon; scope and application of universal jurisdiction; immunity of state officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction; measures to eliminate international terrorism; decision on issues concerning strengthening anti-terrorism work; ratification of China–Russia Agreement on Cooperation in Fighting against Terrorism, Separatism and Extremism; UN investigation of war crimes in Sri Lanka; law enforcement cooperation along the Mekong River among China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand; Bilateral Treaty on Extradition and Treaty on Assistance in Criminal Matters with Italy; transfer of a British suspect of pornographic crimes to the United Kingdom; transnational organized crime; international drug control; international code of conduct for information security); XIV. International environmental law (climate change; joint statement on EU's inclusion of aviation into EU emission trading scheme between China and Russia; effects of atomic radiation; use of water resources of cross-border rivers); XV. International law on international organizations (responsibility of international organizations; role of UN and its reforms; UN financing; UN peacekeeping operations; Mr. HUANG Huikang elected as member of the International Law Commission; establishment of Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat; ratification of the Third Protocol Amending the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia); XVI. International law on settlement of disputes (International Court of Justice (ICJ); Ms XUE Hanqin elected as member of the ICJ).

Journal Article.  25195 words. 

Subjects: International Law

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