Preface to printed Volume 2
The first volume of the World Court Digest covering the period 1986 to 1990, was published in 1993. We are now happy to issue the second volume, covering the period 1991 to 1995. We hope that the new Digest will be useful for all those interested in the case-law of the International Court of Justice.
It is of course true that decisions of the Court are nowadays also accessible through electronic data systems. However, there is no systematic analysis available in that form. Therefore, it would seem that the World Court Digest may still be useful for all those who wish to find the most recent position of the Court on particular problems.
The Digest has been prepared by a working group at the Max Planck Institute composed of Rainer Hofmann, Karin Oellers-Frahm, Stefan Oeter, Christian Walter and Andreas Zimmermann.
Jochen Abr. Frowein
Director of the Institute