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New ESIL website and launch of ESIL Reflections

Published on June 25, 2012        Author: 

The European Society of International Law has now launched its brand new website – readers should take a look here. The ESIL website will be updated more and more frequently with new content, thus repaying regular visit.

In that regard, the Society has launched a new electronic publication – the ESIL Reflections, edited by Andre Nollkaemper, Jan Klabbers and Thomas Skouteris. The first Reflection is by Laurence Helfer, discussing the Brighton Declaration on the reform of the ECtHR. Reflections are generally conceived as being less formal than a journal article, but somewhat more formal than a blog piece. And while we are still happy to receive submissiosn for EJIL: Talk that are about 2,500 words max in size, we invite authors to consider whether submitting such larger pieces to Reflections might be a better idea instead, as the blog would like to encourage shorter and snappier posts from its regular and ad hoc contributors alike.  Readers are invited to get in touch with the Reflections’ editors, particularly Andre Nollkaemper who will be serving as editor-in-chief, if they wish to submit a piece.

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Stockton IHL/LOAC research portal

Published on June 22, 2012        Author: 

Readers might be interested in the launch of Stockton, an IHL/LOAC research portal made by the US Naval War College. The announcement is below:

The US Naval War College’s International Law Department is pleased to announce the launch of Stockton, our new LOAC/IHL e-Portal (

Named after Admiral Charles H. Stockton, an early Naval War College President and author of the US Navy’s first law of armed conflict manual, Stockton is intended as an easily accessible “one-stop” research tool for practitioners and academics working on law of armed conflict issues.  It is designed to serve as a single point from which you may conduct most of your on-line research into LOAC issues.  The e-portal contains links to commonly used websites useful for such research, and contains pdfs of frequently used treaties, military manuals and case law.  We will also post important recently released documents on the home page that are especially relevant or difficult to find.  For instance, we have just posted the ICRC’s Occupation report.

Designed by Ms. Sasha Radin, a visiting Fellow in the Department from Melbourne University, “Stockton” is a very much a work in progress. We would appreciate any suggestions on how to improve the e-portal. For questions and suggestions, or to provide documents or links for inclusion, please contact Ms. Radin (Sasha.radin {at} usnwc(.)edu).

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Goettingen Journal of International Law Essay Competition: “The Interplay of International and National Law”

Published on May 10, 2012        Author: 

The Goettingen Journal of International Law (GoJIL) has just announced the topic for its an annual International Law Essay Competition. This year’s topic is “The Interplay of International and National Law”. GoJIL is the first student-run journal in the field of International Law in Germany. Published, since 1999, the journal aims to foster debate among scholars of diverse fields in International Law and related disciplines. The backbone of GoJIL is formed by the Editorial Board, a group of enthusiastic students and scholars from various academic disciplines. The stated aim of the journal  is “to give young scholars the chance to gain practical experience and  make their own professional scientific publication with GoJIL.”

The call for papers for this year’s essay competition reads as follows:

In our current global political and legal system, international law does not only influence national law, but also depends on it. Can national law set borders for the content of international treaties or does it become more flexible as treaties force interaction with other judicial systems? Can it be used to settle conflicts between national powers? How are treaties, both bi-lateral and multi-lateral, implemented on the domestic level? What is the impact of UN Security Council Resolutions or Human Rights agreements on States’ law and politics? These are just a few of the numerous questions you could raise and address in your essay.

The deadline for your submission is 15 August 2012. The maxim word count is 3 000 words (without footnotes).

If you would like to write an article or are already working on the subject, send in your essay! The best article will be published in the Goettingen Journal of International Law – GoJIL Vol 4 No 3. If you have any questions, please write to info {at} gojil(.)eu or visit the journal’s website

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AfricLAW Blog

Published on April 3, 2012        Author: 

Our friend Erika de Wet sends the following notice: AfricLAW — the new blog on advancing the rule and role of law in Africa — is up and running. Find it at

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EJIL Vol. 23, Issue 1: In this Issue

Published on March 31, 2012        Author: 

We open this issue with a challenging article by Armin von Bogdandy and Ingo Venzke on the quest for democratic legitimacy of international adjudication in an age of both globalization and fragmentation. If this article sets the theoretical scene, the following two contributions give flesh and bones to such a concern and its challenges by looking, albeit in different ways, at the intertwinement between the international and the national realms. On the one hand, Marlies Glasius addresses the legitimacy gap that might exist between an international court and the realities of a national situation by studying the particular case of international criminal justice. Should international criminal courts be democratically accountable to populations affected by crimes in order to be legitimate? On the other hand, Carlos Espósito and Carrillo-Santarelli analyse the legitimatory function that national judges can exert in relation to international law. How can judicial actors situated at the national level operate as protectors of global legal goods? Lastly, David Koller explores another facet of the situatedness of international law: its cartography as an historicized narrative which gives to international law a more or less explicit normative direction.

As part of our occasional series, Critical Review of International Jurisprudence, we publish three pieces that shed light on some important recent developments. In the first piece, Marko Milanovic, a new Member of our Scientific Advisory Board, critically examines the reasoning behind the 2011 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in Al Skeini v. United Kingdom and Al-Jedda v. United Kingdom, as well as their broad policy implications regarding ECHR member state action abroad and their implementation of various Security Council measures. In the second piece, Matthew Parish studies a recent opinion of the European Court of Justice, striking down a proposed European and Community Patents Court; he stresses and questions the importance of the ECJ’s self-perception as the final arbiter of EU law in its ruling. In the third piece, Agnieszka Szpak reviews the jurisprudence of the ad hoc International Criminal Tribunals in regard to the definition of a national, ethnical, racial or religious group as protected groups against genocide. Read the rest of this entry…

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Call for Papers: International Human Rights Law Review

Published on March 19, 2012        Author: 

The International Human Rights Law Review is a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal edited at Brunel Law School published by Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. It aims to stimulate research and thinking on contemporary human rights issues, problems, challenges and policies. It is particularly interested in soliciting papers, whether in the legal domain or other social sciences, that are unique in their approach and which seek to address poignant human rights law and policy concerns of our times. The journal is aimed at academics, students, government officials, human rights practitioners, and lawyers working in human rights, as well as individuals and organisations interested in the areas of human rights law and policy. The Editorial Board welcomes at anytime critical articles that consider human rights law, policy and practice in their various contexts, at global, regional, sub-regional and national levels; book reviews; and an up-to-date appraisal of important jurisprudence and practice of the United Nations and regional human rights systems including those in the developing world. For further details see ‘Call for Papers‘ and ‘Information for Authors’.

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JICJ Special Issue on Aggression

Published on February 29, 2012        Author: 

Our friends at the Journal of International  Criminal Justice have let us know that their first issue of this year – the Journal’s tenth anniversary, sadly in the absence of Nino Cassese – is now out. The special issue is dedicated to aggression after Kampala, and was edited by Claus Kress and Philippa Webb. All of the articles are available on the Oxford Journals website.

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Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law – Call for Papers

Published on January 10, 2012        Author: 
The students at the University of Cambridge Law Faculty have established a new international law journal – the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law. Although student run law journals are very much the norm in the US, they are less well known in Europe, including in the UK. The CJICL has significant involvement from established academics and unlike US journals will be a peer reviewed journal.
The Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law is a newly established double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal which aims to publish high-end legal scholarship. It has a broad focus on international and comparative law and a particular focus on publishing work that examines the intersection of different international, domestic and transnational legal regimes. The Journal aims to become a platform for constructive and critical dialogue between the well-established academics and practitioners on the one side and the younger generations on the other. It will have two substantive issues per year and a annual special issue, which will critically examine the decisions of the UK Supreme Court from the preceding judicial year. The CJICL is the only journal to produce a full issue review of the previous three terms of the work of the UK Supreme Court.
The journal is currently seeking papers for its inaugural issue and the call for papers can be found here.
The CJICL’s website will also host a blog which we at EJIL:Talk! welcome to the international law blogosphere! Sahib Singh, who is on the CJICL’s editorial board, and who has previously contributed to EJIL:Talk! has written a piece, below, on the Iran, The Nuclear Issue and Countermeasures which is cross posted on the CJICL blog.
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EJIL 22 Issue 4 is Out: In this Issue

Published on December 31, 2011        Author: 

We begin this new issue of EJIL with four articles. Jaye Ellis explores comparative law’s contribution to the identification of general principles as a source of international law through a renewed understanding of the interplay between municipal legal systems and international law. Thilo Rensmann analyses the ways in which two Munich Alumni, Ernst Rabel and Karl Loewenstein, have influenced the evolution of international human rights law (see full free text of article here). The importance of scholarship is also illustrated by Anastasios Gourgourinis in his article as he suggests some tools which aim to overcome the fragmentation of international law: the general/particular international law and the primary/secondary norms di­chotomies which, in his view, constitute the unitary elements of the international legal system. Lastly, Daphne Richemond-Barak tackles another kind of fragmen­tation: the decentralized regulatory framework of the private security and military industry, and seeks to demonstrate the potential of Global Administrative Law meth­odology in understanding and contending with the growth of the private security and military industry.

In our occasional series, Critical Review of International Jurisprudence, Sonia Morano-Foadi and Stelios Andreadakis reflect on the potential of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the EU’s accession to the European Convention of Human Rights to achieve a more harmonious and convergent human rights system in Europe, based on a careful study of the divergent approaches of the ECJ and the ECtHR in the specific area of expulsion/deportation of third country nationals from the European territory.

In our rubric Critical Review of International Governance, Abigail Deshman sets out to identify the questions raised and the answers provided by a rare case of horizontal review between international organizations: the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s criticisms of the transparency and accountability of the World Health Organization during the H1N1 pandemic.

Two EJIL: Debates! this time. Read the rest of this entry…

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EJIL Vol 22 Issue 3: In this Issue

Published on September 26, 2011        Author: 

We begin this issue with four articles which, each in their own way, return to the foundations of international law. The first two contributions challenge the traditional statist paradigm informing our contemporary understanding and conceptualization of international law. While Rafael Domingo, based on a careful analysis of the Roman and Enlightenment roots of international law, advocates for the creation of a new global cosmopolitan paradigm, Monique Chemillier-Gendreau, by revisiting the theoretical contribution of the French Reims Doctrine, calls for the reactivation of a critical approach to international law. The following two contributions focus on specific regimes of international law and shift the compass more to the South. Solomon Ebobrah analyses the positive contribution that complementarity can have towards fruitful inter-institutional relationships and the effectiveness of the African human rights system. Then Juan Marchetti and Petros Mavroidis offer a geology of the GATS negotiations and aim to shed light on its rationale through careful examination of the interaction between developed and developing countries before and during the Uruguay Round. This is a foundational piece.

In our occasional series, The European Tradition in International Law, orchestrated for this issue by Christian Tams, tribute is paid to the singular life and work of the international scholar and political activist: Walther Schücking. Following Christian Tam’s Introduction, Frank Bodendiek, Mónica García Salmones, Ole Spiermann and Jost Delbrück depict a vibrant portrait of Schücking’s multi-faceted life: the scholar, the idealist, the judge, in other words: the intellectuel engagé.

To follow, we invite you to pause for a moment and contemplate Roaming Charges: Moments of Dignity – Polish Youth on Warsaw’s Pilsudski Square.

Our journey in international law continues with two occasional series: Critical Review of International Governance and Critical Review of International Governance and Jurisprudence. The first features an article by Ronagh McQuigg, who seeks to answer the ever-green question: ‘How Effective is the United Nations Committee Against Torture?’ In the second, Stefano Piedimonte Bodini examines the legal implications of anti-piracy operations within the framework of the European Convention on Human Rights.

In this issue’s EJIL: Debate!, Alexander Orakhelashvili replies to Dapo Akande and Sangeeta Shah’s objection – which they formulated within the framework of a symposium on sovereign immunity published in EJIL issue 21:4 (2010) – to his position that a state engaging in violations of jus cogens has no entitlement under international law to claim immunity before foreign courts. The rejoinder offered by Dapo Akande and Sangeeta Shah shows that the conceptualization of state immunity, beyond the question of primacy of jus cogens over state immunity, is in itself an issue open to debate that EJIL is happy to host. This, in our view, is one of those occasions where we are reassured that the debate format can yield results which otherwise would be hard to come by.

In this issue we publish a Review Essay by Reut Yael Paz that touches on a son’s captivating account of the life of his father, both being eminent international lawyers: Elihu Lauterpacht’s The Life of Sir Hersch Lauterpacht. Furthermore, for the first time, we publish a more comprehensive Literature Review Essay by Stephan W. Schill on the literature and sociology of international investment law.

The  issue concludes with the poem The Poplars of East and West by the late Eric Stein

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