17 Apr Symposium on International Conflict and Security Law: A Research Handbook – Introduction
[Dr. Sergey Sayapin is Professor at KIMEP University´s School of Law (Almaty, Kazakhstan).]
On behalf of the editors, let me thank Opinio Juris for kindly hosting this book review symposium on International Conflict and Security Law: A Research Handbook. Our sincere thanks are due to Professor Kevin Jon Heller, Ms Ameera Ismail, Ms Aphiwan Natasha King, and the entire Editorial team at Opinio Juris for their excellent support.
We were lucky to assemble an outstanding team of 64 contributors representing all major legal systems of the world and literally all continents, except Antarctica. We are very grateful for their expertise, patience, and dedication to the project. Many thanks are due to Professor Simon Chesterman (National University of Singapore) for his endorsing Foreword.
Mr Frank Bakker, Director and Publisher at TMC Asser Press, and Ms Kiki van Gurp, Production Coordinator at TMC Asser Press, have been very helpful since the inception of the project.
We are very grateful to our reviewers – Professors Vesselin Popovski, Emiliano Buis, Manoj Kumar Sinha, Jennifer Trahan, and Karen Hulme – who kindly agreed to read selected chapters, and to contribute to this symposium. Dear colleagues, we have learned a lot from your insightful suggestions and are delighted about our continued cooperation and friendship.
We hope the book will be of interest to the scholars, practitioners and students of international law around the world. As Ukraine is bravely resisting Russia´s brutal aggression, we are standing with the people of Ukraine, and hope to see a safer world soon.
At this very moment, we are deeply saddened by the passing of a great champion for peace through law, Ben Ferencz. Ben was, and will remain, a source of inspiration to all of us.
On behalf of the editors,
Dr. Sergey Sayapin