New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 31 (2020) No. 1) Out Soon

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The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published soon. Over the coming days, we will have a series of editorial posts by Joseph Weiler and Sarah Nouwen, Editors-in-Chief of EJIL. These posts will appear in the Editorial of the new issue. 

Here is the Table of Contents for this new issue:


COVID-19 and EJIL; The Self-Asphyxiation of Democracy; Publishers, Academics and the Battles over Copyright and Your Rights I; Vital Statistics; A Less Exclusive Submission Process; In this Issue

The EJIL Foreword

André Nollkaemper, Jean d’Aspremont, Christiane Ahlborn, Berenice Boutin, Nataša Nedeski, Ilias Plakokefalos, Guiding Principles on Shared Responsibility in International Law


Ezgi Yildiz, A Court with Many Faces: Judicial Characters and Modes of Norm Development in the European Court of Human Rights

Tilmann Altwicker, Non-Universal Arguments under the European Convention on Human Rights

Eyal Benvenisti and Doreen Lustig, Monopolizing War: Codifying the Laws of War to Reassert Governmental Authority, 1856–1874

Focus: Interpretation and Custom

Danae Azaria, ‘Codification by Interpretation’: The International Law Commission as an Interpreter of International Law

Kristina Daugirdas, International Organizations and the Creation of Customary International Law

Orfeas Chasapis Tassinis, Customary International Law: Interpretation from Beginning to End

Jan Klabbers, The Cheshire Cat that Is International Law

Roaming Charges: Death Wall

EJIL: Debate!

Ivar Alvik, The Justification of Privilege in International Investment Law: Preferential Treatment of Foreign Investors as a Problem of Legitimacy

Jürgen Kurtz, On Foreign Investor ‘Privilege’ and the Limits of the Law: A Reply to Ivar Alvik

Critical Review of Governance

Dai Tamada, The Timor Sea Conciliation: The Unique Mechanism of Dispute Settlement

Changing the Guards

Michael Waibel, The Most Influential EU Economic Policymaker: Mario Draghi at the European Central Bank

Review Essay

Lorenzo Cotula, Investment Contracts and International Law: Charting a Research Agenda. Review of Rudolf Dolzer, Petroleum Contracts and International Law; Jola Gjuzi, Stabilization Clauses in International Investment Law: A Sustainable Development Approach

Book Reviews

Quinn Slobodian, Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (Jan Klabbers)

Stephen Fietta and Robin Cleverly, A Practitioners Guide to Maritime Boundary Delimitation; Alex G. Oude Elferink, Tore Henriksen and Veierud Busch (eds), Maritime Boundary Delimitation: The Case Law. Is It Consistent and Predictable? (Alina Miron)

Rodrigo Polanco The Return of the Home State to Investor-State Disputes: Bringing Back Diplomatic Protection? (Joshua Paine)

The Last Page

Theodor W. Adorno, … nach Auschwitz

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