British Yearbook of International Law (BYIL) zaprasza do przesyłania propozycji artykułów które zostaną opublikowane w kolejnym numerze czasopisma (2016) jako część sympozjum na temat Raportu Chilcota. Potencjalne tematy jakimi jest zainteresowany BYIL obejmują:
- the implications of the Report’s findings for the legality of the 2003 invasion of Iraq;
- the consequences/effect of the absence of direct consideration of international law in the Report (what does this tell us (if anything) about the role of domestic inquiries and of international law?);
- the differences between the Report and reports prepared in other states dealing with some or all of the same issues, possibly including reflection on the disparate treatment of public international law;
- the ways in which ‘state intelligence’ is handled by both those charged with making a decision on whether to deploy armed forces and by the authors of the Report itself;
- the relationship between policy and law evinced by the Inquiry and the Report;
- how decisions were made in the lead up to the final decision to deploy armed forces in Iraq – what lessons can be drawn for decisionmaking processes and foreign policy?
- how international lawyers – scholars, judges, practitioners and legal advisers – should approach questions of state decision-making in light of the Report, and the potential implications for analysing state practice in international law;
- whether the inquiry process has achieved some form of ‘responsibility’: what is the likely effect of the Report in securing responsibility and accountability? (Both concepts to be broadly defined.) What does the Inquiry process/Report tell us about how a state deals with the fact that it may have breached international law? Does the domestic inquiry process help to secure accountability, or does it obscure/diffuse it?
- the dynamic between the focus on specific individuals in the Report (and the public perception that such individuals should be held accountable) and the notion of state – i.e. collective – responsibility?
Propozycje artykułów (500-1.000 słów) można przesyłać do 9 grudnia 2016 r. Więcej informacji jest dostępnych tu.