Yesterday Professor Yves Daudet, Secretary-General of the Hague Academy of International Law launched the first volume in English in the series of Pocketbooks of the Hague Academy : “The evolution of sustainable development in international law: Inception, meaning and status”, by Nico Schrijver, Professor of the University of Leiden.
In the new lounge of the Academy and in the presence of distinguished members of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy and leading authorities in the field of international law, the first copy was presented to Mr Koenders, the Dutch minister of International Development Policy and Cooperation.
Mr. Koenders praised Nico Schrijver for his extensive research and publications on international law of development.
This booklet, containing the Academy lecture of 2007 Recueil des cours 2007, Tome 329 p. 217-412, will certainly contribute to a better understanding of the concept, history and evolution of sustainable development within the concept of international law.
The Academy will publish each year a low priced handsome paperback containing one course from a private international law session, and another from a public international law session, one in English and the other in French. The aim of this new collection is to promote the dissemination of International Law research.
The first French publication was “ Philosophie de l’arbitrage international”, by Professor Emmanuel Gaillard (2007 Recueil des cours 2007, Tome 329 p. 49-216).