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  • Silja Voeneky, Implementation and Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law, in D. Fleck (ed): Handbook of International Humanitarian Law, Fourth Edition (forthcoming
  • Silja Voeneky, Key Elements of Responsible Artificial Intelligence - Disruptive Technologies, Dynamic Law, Ordnung der Wissenschaft 1 (2020), 9-22
  • Silja Voeneky, Legal Framework, in Ethics Council of the Max Planck Society (ed.), Discussion paper focusing on the scientific relevance of genome editing and on the ethical, legal and societal issues potentially involved, 2019, Chapter 7, 17-22
  • Silja Voeneky, International Standard Setting in Biomedicine - Foundations and New Challenges, GYIL 61 (2018), S. 131-151.
  • Silja Voeneky, Biotechnology and the Legal Framework for the Future Global Society, in: D. Messner/S. Mair/L. Meyer (eds.), Deutschland und die Welt 2030, 265-273 (translation)
  • Silja Voeneky, Human Rights and Legitimate Governance of Existential and Global Catastrophic Risks, in: S. Voeneky/G. Neuman (eds.), Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy, CUP 2018, 139-162)
  • Silja Voeneky, Guy Reeves, Christophe Boete, Felix Beck, Derek Caetano-Anolles, Agricultural Research, or a new bioweapons System?, Science 05 Oct 2018, 362/6410, 35-37 - Reviews printed in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, New York Times, Washington Post, Le Monde etc. Obtober/November 2018, cf. https://www.jura.uni-freiburg.de/de/institute/ioeffr2/presse; quoted at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: Overview and Issues for Congress, Congressional Research Service, 17.03.2020, p. 21 
  • Silja Voeneky, Felix Beck, Umweltschutz und Menschenrechte, in: A. Proelss (ed.), Internationales Umweltrecht, 2017, 133-181
  • Silja Voeneky, Espionage, Security Interests, and Human Rights in the Second Machine Age: NSA Mass Surveillance and the Framework of Public International Law, in: Russel Miller (ed.), Privacy & Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair, CUP, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Anja Hoefelmeier, Commentary, Art. 136: Common Heritage of Mankind, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Anja Hoefelmeier, Commentary, Art. 137: Legal Status of the Area and its Resources, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Anja Hoefelmeier, Commentary, Art. 138: General Conduct of States in Relation to the Area, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Anja Hoefelmeier, Commentary, Art. 139: Responsibility to Ensure Compliance and Liability for Damage, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Anja Hoefelmeier, Commentary, Art. 140: Benefit of Mankind, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Anja Hoefelmeier, Commentary, Art. 141: Use of the Area Exclusively for Peaceful Purposes, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Anja Hoefelmeier, Commentary, Art. 142: Rights and Legitimate Interests of Coastal States, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Felix Beck, Commentary, Art. 143: Marine Scientific Research, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Felix Beck, Commentary, Art. 144: Transfer of Technology, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Felix Beck, Commentary, Art. 145: Protection of the Marine Environment, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Felix Beck, Commentary, Art. 146: Protection of Human Life, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Felix Beck, Commentary, Art. 147: Accommodation of Activities in the Area and in the Marine Environment, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, Felix Beck, Commentary, Art. 148: Participation of Developing States in Activities in the Area, in: A. Proelss (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, 2017
  • Silja Voeneky, The German Ethics Council Report on Biosecurity, in: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine (NAS) (ed.), Gain-of-Function Research, Summary of the Second Symposium, March 10-11, 2016, 57-59
  • Silja Voeneky, Biosecurity - Freedom, Responsibility, and Legitimacy of Research, Ordnung der Wissenschaft 2/2015, 117-128, available under www.ordnungderwissenschaft.de/
  • Silja Voeneky, Foundations and Limits of an Ethicalization of Law, in: J. Nida-Ruemelin et al. (eds.), Rethinking Responsibility in Science and Technology, 2014, 183- 202
  • Silja Voeneky, Das Recht der Biomedizin auf dem Prüfstand des EGMR – Grundrechtseingriffe und die Lehre vom weiten Beurteilungsspielraum des nationalen Gesetzgebers, MedR 32 (2014), 704-711
  • Silja Voeneky, Implementation and Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law (Chapter 14), in: D. Fleck (ed.),The Handbook of International Humanitarian Law, 3rd Edition, Oxford 2013, 647-700
  • Silja Voeneky, Ethics and Law - The Ethicalization of Law / Ethik und Recht - Ethisierung des Rechts, Heidelberg 2013, 456 (edited together with B. Beylage-Haarmann, A. Hoefelmeier, A.-K. Huebler)
  • Silja Voeneky, Verfassungsrecht und völkerrechtliche Verträge, in P. Kirchhof, J. Isensee (eds.), Handbuch des Staatsrechts, Vol. XI, 3. ed. 2013, § 236
  • Silja Voeneky, Francis Lieber (1798-1872), in: B. Fassbender/A. Peters (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law, Oxford 2012, 1137-1141
  • Silja Voeneky, Coexistence, Cooperation and Solidarity; Liber Amicorum Ruediger Wolfrum, Vol. I/II, Leiden 2012, 2212 p. (edited together with H. Hestermeyer, D. Koenig, V. Roeben, N. Matz-Lueck, A. Seibert-Fohr and P.-T. Stoll)
  • Silja Voeneky, The Fight against Terrorism and the Rules of International Law - Comment on Papers and Speeches of John B. Bellinger, Chief Legal Advisor to the United States Department, in: R. A. Miller (ed.), Comperative Law as Transnational Law, A Decade of the German Law Journal, Oxford 2012, 353-362
  • Silja Voeneky, Ruediger Wolfrum, Environment, Protection in Armed Conflict, in: R. Wolfrum (ed.), Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford 2012, Vol. III, 509- 518,  www.mpepil.com
  • Silja Voeneky, Armed Conflict, Effect on Treaties, in: R. Wolfrum (ed.), Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford 2012, Vol. I, 606-612, www.mpepil.com
  • Silja Voeneky, Sange Addison- Agyei, Antarctica, in: R. Wolfrum (ed.), Encyclopedia of Public International Law, 2012, Vol. I, 418-435, www.mpepil.com
  • Silja Voeneky, Analogy in International Law, in R. Wolfrum (ed.), Encyclopedia of Public International Law, 2012, Vol. I, 374-380, www.mpepil.com
  • Silja Voeneky, Law of the Sea in Dialogue, Heidelberg 2011, 192 p. (edited together with H. Hestermeyer, N. Matz-Lueck, A. Seibert-Fohr)
  • Silja Voeneky, Recht, Moral und Ethik – Grundlagen und Grenzen demokratischer Legitimation für Ethikgremien, 2010, 699 p.
  • Silja Voeneky, Ethisches Expertentum und moralischer Autoritarismus, in: S. Voeneky, C. Hagedorn, M. Clados, J. von Achenbach (eds.), Legitimation ethischer Entscheidungen im Recht - Interdisziplinäre Untersuchungen, 2009, 85-97; short version published in Neuen Züricher Zeitung (NZZ International Edition), Die Grenzen der Argumentationskraft, 28.03.2008, 29
  • Silja Voeneky, The Liability Annex to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, in: D. Koenig/ P.-T. Stoll/ V. Roeben/ N. Matz-Lueck (eds.), International Law Today: New Challenges and the Need for Reform?, Heidelberg 2008, 165-197
  • Silja Voeneky, Ruediger Wolfrum, Who is protected by Human Rights Conventions? Protection of the Embryo vs. Scientific Freedom and Public Health, in: S. Voeneky/ R. Wolfrum (eds.), Human Dignity and Human Cloning, Leiden 2004, 133-143
  • Silja Voeneky, The Fight against Terrorism and the Rules of the Law of Warfare, in: C. Walter/S. Voeneky/V. Roeben/F. Schorkopf (eds.), Terrorism as a Challenge for National and International Law: Security versus Liberty?, Berlin et al. 2004, 925-950