As concern for the global environment continues to intensify, evolving international environmental policy & law have become the focus of increased attention by scholars, legal practitioners & governmental as well as non-governmental decision-makers. Although several specialized journals & 'news' services have emerged in response to this phenomenon, there is yet no publication that systematically analyzes developments in this rapidly expanding new discipline of 'international environmental law'. The Yearbook of International Law , now in its second Volume (1991), closes this gap by providing an authorative as well as comprehensive review of internationally significant legal development, in a format that makes information easily accessible. In a unique & expanding 'Year in Review' section, short reports written by recognized international experts summarize year-by-year trends in discreet subject areas that represent the whole spectrum of international environmental legal issues. Additionally, international significant legal developments in key countries or regions & international governmental as well as non-governmental organizations are being reviewed. The very substantial documents section has been increased with a large number of documents now also available on discette. This service together with an international legal bibiliography, organized by subject matter, enhance the value of the Yearbook as a primary source for research & general reference. Volume 2 of the Yearbook includes a number of theoretical articles that provide critical assessment of international trade rules & environmental protection, implementing sustainability in developing countries, & promoting compliance with international environmental standards. In short, this package of features puts the new Yearbook at the cutting edge of monitoring & evaluating developments in international environmental law.