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Vital Statistics: Behind the Numbers

Anyone who is a regular reader of EJIL will know that we publish statistics each year on the submissions we receive as well as on articles accepted and published. We consider this to be part of our responsibility as Journal Editors – to keep a keen eye on the “who and where” of authors submitting to EJIL and to inform our readers and authors accordingly. The tables below tell a clear story, one that is in fact not very different from those of recent years: the majority of our authors are based in European countries; the majority do not speak English as their first language; the majority, though with a smaller gap than in the past, are male authors; and in each case the majority increases for the percentages of accepted and published articles. Yet, there is more to this story. What we do not see in these neat rows of numbers is the actual process of calculating the figures: the labour involved, the messy or incomplete data we work with on our relatively…

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In This Issue – Reviews

Two essays begin the review section, one by Alan Nissel and another by Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi. Nissel reviews Kathryn Greenman’s State Responsibility and Rebels: The History and Legacy of Protecting Investment Against Revolution, suggesting that it has ‘tremendous import for the philosophy of international law’ with its postcolonial critique and discussion of a better framework for the law of state responsibility.

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In This Issue

This issue opens with a Foreword by the late Karen Knop. In 2020, the EJIL Editors-in-Chief invited Professor Knop to write an EJIL Foreword, an annual feature in the Journal designed to give a distinguished author the space to explore the ‘state of the field’ in a specific area of international law. Professor Karen Knop, holder of the…

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 35 (2024) No. 1) – Out Next Week

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published next week.  Over the coming days, we will publish a number of posts outlining the contents of this issue.  Here is the Table of Contents for this new issue, as well as the Abstracts:…

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Professor Francesco Francioni (1942 – 2024)

Professor Francesco Francioni, who was Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the EUI from 2003 to 2012, and Professor of International Law at the University of Siena from 1980 to 2003, passed away in Siena on 2 February 2024. He is survived by his wife, Susan Fisher, and his children Cino and Bianca. A…

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