With the successful introduction in 2010 of the Czech Yearbook of International Law, Professor Alexander J. Bělohlávek and Professor Naděžda Rozehnalová, the editors, present the 2011 volume of this ambitious project.
The second volume focuses on the admittedly controversial topics relating to a shift from the investors’ viewpoints on investment protection to the contrasting viewpoints of the host states, which are facing growing numbers of alleged claims by investors. Volume II has set as its objective to plot the shift in the paradigm towards a new balance between investors and host states in the investment protection system.
Such a shift can be observed in the rising number of counterclaims brought by host states against investors, by the introduction of new standards for evaluation of investments in light of the good faith of the investor at the time of an investment, and by the choice of an absolute means of protection of a host state's interest against investor claims by termination of an existing investment treaty.
These topics represent pieces of the whole mosaic of this problem, to which the second volume of the Czech Yearbook of International Law is dedicated to a wide professional audience.
The Czech Yearbook of International Law (CYIL) is a collective effort by the following persons and institutions.
Prof. JUDr. Naděžda Rozehnalová, CSc. - professor of International and European Law the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University. Areas of specialization: private international law, commercial international law, arbitration. Author of a host of scholarly monographs and articles in professional periodicals both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Since 2007, Dean of the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University.
Alexander J. Bělohlávek Univ. Prof., Dr. jur. Et Mgr., Dipl. Ing. oec/MB, Dr.h.c. Lawyer admitted and practising in Prague/Czech Republic, Senior Partner of the Law Offices Bělohlávek (Prague/Czech Republic; Branch N.J./US), Dept. of Law Sciences Faculty of Economics, Ostrava, Czech Republic (in house); Dept. of Int. and European Law, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (external). Chairman of the Commission on Arbitration ICC National Committee, Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration attached to the Economic.
Alena Bányaiová, Prague, Czech Republic
Filip Černý, Prague, Czech Republic
Viorel Mihai Ciobanu, Bucharest, Romania
Marcin Czepelak, Krakow, Poland
Marek Furtek, Warsaw, Poland
Wolfgang Hahnkamper, Vienna, Austria
Vít Horáček, Prague, Czech Republic
László Kecskes, Budapest, Hungary
Vladimir Khvalei, Moscow, Russian Federation
Asko Pohla, Tallin, Estonia
Tomáš Řezníček, Prague, Czech Republic
Květoslav Růžička, Prague, Czech Republic
Matthias Scherer, Geneva, Switzerland
Thomas Schultz, Geneva, Switzerland
Jiří Valdhans, Brno, Czech Republic
Anton Baier, Vienna, Austria
Silvy Chernev, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sir Anthony Colman, London, UK
Bohuslav Klein, Prague, Czech Republic
Pierre Lalive, Geneva, Switzerland
Piotr Nowaczyk, Warsaw, Poland
Stanislaw Soltysiński, Warsaw, Poland
Jozef Suchoža, Košice, Slovak Republic
Ivan Szász, Budapest, Hungary
Vladimír Týč, Brno, Czech Republic