This year, three different time frames appear to commend themselves for our treatment of international legal developments of considerable importance and far-reaching consequences. The first covers the legal developments in the year 1997-1998. The second embraces continuing growth and progress made in the international legal fields within the United Nations Decade of International Law, that is from the year 1990 until today. The third and last is the half-century mark, dating back to 194 7-1948.
Sucharitkul, Sompong, "A Preliminary Survey of Recent International Legal Developments" (1998). The Sompong Sucharitkul Center for Advanced International Legal Studies. 7.