Cambridge International Law Journal

 

The Cambridge International Law Journal is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal with a broad focus on international law. It publishes in all areas of international law, including regional and transnational legal regimes, such as European Union Law. The journal provides a platform for both young and well-established academics to publish outstanding research on cutting edge, highly topical international law issues alongside, and in dialogue, with each other. Read more about the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ).

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Frequency: 2 issues per year



CILJ has received Impact Factor (0.7) in ESCI from Clarivate.

Aims and Scope

The Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) succeeds the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL), which was established in 2011 at the University of Cambridge. CILJ is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal with a broad focus on international law. CILJ publishes in all areas of international law, including regional and transnational legal regimes, such as European Union Law. CILJ provides a platform for both young and well-established academics to publish outstanding research on cutting edge, highly topical international law issues alongside, and in dialogue, with each other. CILJ is well-served by an Academic Review Board made up of distinguished international law experts from around the world. Additionally, the CILJ blog and the CILJ annual conference are integral parts of the journal.

Peer-review Process

This journals is double-blind peer-reviewed.

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Ethics Policy

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Policy on Artificial Intelligence

The Cambridge International Law Journal does not accept submissions containing drafting or text generated by artificial intelligence (AI) tools. Authors are expected to submit pieces which they have drafted themselves in their own words. The identification of AI-generated text in any of the submissions to the Cambridge International Law Journal by our Editorial Board will result automatically in a decision not to publish the submission. 

Indexing

Law Journal Rankings Project

ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

ESCI (Clarivate Analytics)

Scopus

Legal Journals Index (Westlaw)

Honorary Editor-in-Chief

  • Professor Eyal Benvenisti, Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Whewell Professor of International Law, and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK

Editors-in-Chief

  • Helin Laufer, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Liyu Feng, University of Cambridge, UK

Faculty Advisers

  • Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of Law and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Deputy Director, UK in a Changing Europe
  • Professor Jorge E. Viñuales, Harold Samuel Chair of Law and Environmental Policy, Founding Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge, and Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK
  • Dr Kate Miles, Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Dr Andrew Sanger, Associate Professor of International Law and Fellow and Director of Studies of Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, UK; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK

Managing Editors

  • Sebastian Aguirre, Leonardo F. Souza-McMurtrie, Marina Iskander, Anna John, Marno Swart, Jonas Wieschollek

General Editors

  • Lauren Abrahams, Ebunoluwa Adeniran, Ebube Hilary Akpamgbo, Alice Baker, Ronel Uy Buenaventura, Bogyung Hwang, Tereza Jakoubkova, Shruti Janakiraman, Aastha Kapoor, Celin Khoo Roong Teng, Camilla Middleton, Taran Molloy, Nitansha Nema, William Ruan, Campbell Russell, Mira Salhi, Emma Scott, Abhijeet Shrivastava, Muskaan Singh, Aleksandra Smajevic, Matheus de Souza Depieri, Aleksandr Statsenko, Edward Watson, Che Yang

Blog Manager

  • Tejas Rao and Renatus Otto Franz Derler

Blog Editors

  • Jai C Brunner, Sofia Evans, Peta-Gay Facey, Sofia Gierow, Erica Henry, Aisha Strohal

Conference Convenors

  • Marno Swart and Renatus Otto Franz Derler

Conference Team

  • Falyn Dwyer, Anton Kamke, Patrick Lavelle, Yishu Liu, Kaainat Pundir, Jasleen Virk, Dimitris Vossos

Treasurer

  • Matt Jordan

Academic Review Board

  • Dr Geert De Baere, Assistant Professor of International Law and EU Law, University of Leuven; Senior Member, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven 
  • Professor Freya Baetens, Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford; Head of Programmes, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford; affiliated with the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence (Faculty of Law, Oslo University) and the Europa Institute (Faculty of Law, Leiden University)
  • Professor Cecilia Bailliet, University of Oslo; Director of the Masters Program in International Law, University of Oslo; Co-Chair of the Latin America Interest Group of the American Society of International Law; UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity
  • Dr John BarkerFellow of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of Law and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Deputy Director, UK in a Changing Europe
  • Professor Lorand Bartels MBEProfessor of International Law, Fellow and Director of Studies of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge; Counsel at Freshfields
  • Professor John BellEmeritus Professor of Law and Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge; Chair of the ALLEA (All European Academies) Working Group on Horizon Europe
  • Professor Eirik Bjorge, Professor of International Law, University of Bristol; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Columbia
  • Dr Orfeas Chasapis Tassinis, Research Fellow of Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge, Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Daniel Clarry, Barrister, Gerard Brennan Chambers
  • Dr Richard Clements, Assistant Professor of International Law, Tilburg Law School; Faculty Member of the Institute for Global Law & Policy, Harvard Law School
  • Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Visiting Chair in Sustainable Development Law and Policy, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Programme Director, and Director of Studies, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge; Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge; Professor of International Law, University of Victoria; Senior Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law; Executive Secretary of the Climate Law and Governance Initiative for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Chair of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity Biodiversity Law and Governance Initiative
  • Dr Anthony CullenAssociate Professor in Law, Middlesex University; Visiting Professor, University of Bordeaux; Senior Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy
  • Professor Zachary Douglas KC, Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Barrister, 3VB Barristers
  • Professor Alex Oude ElferinkDirector, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University
  • Professor David Erdos, Professor of Law and the Open Society, University of Cambridge; Director, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge
  • Dr Veronika Fikfak, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK 
  • Professor Charles Garraway, Fellow, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK; Independent Consultant, Former Stockton Professor, United States Naval War College, USA 
  • Dr Catherine Gascoigne, Macquarie Research Fellow, Macquarie University
  • Dr Markus Gehring, Associate Professor, University of Cambridge; Fellow and Director of Studies, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Joanna Gomula-CrawfordFellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Tom Grant, Senior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Christine GrayEmeritus Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge; Fellow, St. John's College, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Douglas Guilfoyle,  Professor of International and Security Law, UNSW Canberra; Australian Research Council Future Fellow
  • Professor James Harrison,  Professor of Environmental Law, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Gleider Hernández, Professor of Public International Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Dr Jessie Hohmann Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney
  • Dr Valentin Jeutner, Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Lund University; Senior Retained Lecturer in Law, Pembroke College, Oxford University
  • Mr Christopher D Johnson, Director of Legal Affairs and Space Law, Secure World Foundation; Professor of Law (Adjunct), Georgetown University Law Center; Faculty Member, International Space University
  • Dr Natalie Jones, By-Fellow, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge; Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Dr Daniel Joyce, Associate Professor, University of New South Wales Sydney
  • Dr Ridhi Kabra, Associate, Three Crowns LLP
  • Dr Massimo Lando, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law
  • Dr Emilija Leinarte, Assistant Professor in European Union Law; Fellow, the Centre for European Legal Studies; Fellow, the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Gabriel Lentner, Assistant Professor of Law, Danube University Krems; Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Fellow, Stanford Law School
  • Dr Brian McGarry, Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, Leiden University
  • Professor Marko Milanovic, Professor of Public International Law; Director, Global Law at Reading, University of Reading
  • Dr Cameron MilesBarrister, 3 Verulam Buildings, London
  • Professor Alex MillsProfessor of Public and Private International Law, University College London
  • Professor Daniel Moeckli, Chair for Public Law with a focus on International and Comparative Law, University of Zurich
  • Dr Eva Nanopoulos, Senior Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary University, London
  • Ms Penelope Nevill, Visiting Lecturer, King’s College London, UK; Barrister, Twenty Essex Street, London, UK 
  • Dr Lan Nguyen, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University School of Law
  • Dr Matthew Nicholson, Assistant Professor in International Law, Durham Law School; Member, Durham Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences; Fellow of the Global Policy Institute, Durham University
  • Professor Sarah Nouwen, Professor of Public International Law, European University Institute; Professor of Public International Law and Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge; Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law
  • Dr Niall O’Connor,Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex
  • Professor Roger O’Keefe, Full Professor of International Law and the chair of the international law group, Bocconi University; Honorary Professor, University College London
  • Professor Tiina Pajuste, Professor of International and Security Studies, Tallinn University
  • Professor Martins Paparinskis,  Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London
  • Dr Kate Parlett, Barrister, 20 Essex Street Chambers, London
  • Professor Photini Pazartzis, Constantine G. Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Professor of Public International Law at the Law Faculty of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and Director of the Athens Public International Law Center; Member, UN Human Rights Committee (ICCPR); President, European Society of International Law
  • Professor Surabhi Ranganathan, Professor of International Law and Fellow of King’s College, University of Cambridge; Deputy Director, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
  • Professor Pippa Rogerson, Professor of Private International Law, and Master, Fellow and Director of Studies of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge; Chair of Management Committee, Cambridge Centre for Business Research
  • Ms Evgeniya RubininaPartner, Enyo Law
  • Professor Philippe Sands KC, Professor of the Public Understanding of Law, University College London; Barrister, 11KBW
  • Dr Andrew Sanger, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge, UK; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
  • Dr Daniel R Saxon, Assistant Professor, Leiden University
  • Professor Malcolm Shaw KC,  Emeritus Sir Robert Jennings Professor of International Law, University of Leicester; Senior Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK; Barrister, Essex Court Chambers
  • Dr Barry Solaiman, Assistant Dean of Students and Assistant Professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Law
  • Professor Eleanor Spaventa, Full Professor, University of Bocconi
  • Professor Kimberley Trapp, Professor of Public International Law, University College London
  • Dr Chris Thomas, Counsel, White & Case
  • Dr Jamie Trinidad, Fellow and Director of Studies of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law; Barrister, Senior Counsel, Albertson; Consultant, Isolas
  • Dr Isabelle Van Damme, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis
  • Professor Guglielmo Verdirame KC, Professor of International Law, Kings College London; Barrister, Twenty Essex Street
  • Dr Santiago Villalpando, UNESCO Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs
  • Professor Michael WaibelProfessor of International Law, University of Vienna
  • Professor Marc Weller, Chair of International Law and International Constitutional Studies, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law; Associate, Dougthy Street Chambers
  • Dr Ralph Wilde, Associate Professor, University College London
  • Dr Rumiana Yotova, Assistant Professor in International Law, University of Cambridge; Fellow and Director of Studies in Law of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

Call for Papers

The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 13(2), to be published in December 2024. This issue builds upon the 13th CILJ Annual Conference, held on 8–9 April 2024, but is open to submissions from all authors including those who are not presenting or participating in the Conference.

Theme of Submission:  The Intersection of Peace and Sustainability in International Law

The separate concepts of peace and sustainability feature in many international legal instruments, and are of notable interest to all stakeholders in international law. The former is foundational to international law, whilst the latter is emerging – but both concepts are in constant evolution and development. Despite the growing importance of the relationship and interdependence between the concepts of peace and sustainability, little attention has been paid to this nexus in international legal scholarship. In Volume 13(2), the CILJ aims to catalyse research on the joint consideration of the distinct concepts of ‘peace’ and ‘sustainability’ in international law and the contemplation of their intersection.

Submissions are welcome on any relevant topics, including but not limited to:

  1. Historical and theoretical reflections on the nexus of ‘peace’ and ‘sustainability’ in international law;
  2. The various facets of ‘sustainability’ in international law – from environmental action to the promotion of lasting peace;
  3. The treatment of the concept of peace in international environmental law instruments;
  4. The aftermath of armed conflicts – navigating the transition from fighting to peaceful and sustainable solutions;
  5. The pursuit of peace and environmental justice, including as part of climate change action; and
  6. The contributions of the concept of sustainability in investment treaties to the maintenance of peace in bilateral and multilateral relations.

Submissions

The Journal accepts the following types of submissions that engage with current themes in international law:

  1. Articles between 6,000 and 12,000 words including footnotes;
  2. Case Notes, including substantive analysis, not exceeding 3,000 words including footnotes; and
  3. Book Reviews on recently published works not exceeding 2,500 words including footnotes. Those interested in submitting a book review are kindly requested to send first a short (250–500 words) book review proposal to editors@cilj.co.uk.

Submissions are subject to double-blind peer review. The Journal’s Editorial Board reviews all pieces, and select articles are sent to the Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. 

Submissions for Volume 13(2) must be received through the online Submittable platform by 11:59 pm (BST) on Wednesday, 1 May 2024.

Please list the word count of the text and the footnotes on your manuscript.

All copies must be submitted in Word (.doc) or (.docx) format and must conform to our style guidelines, which are available at the following links:

For full submission instructions, please visit www.elgaronline.com/cilj.

We also accept submissions for the CILJ Blog on a rolling basis. Blog articles may be submitted at any time here.

Further information can be obtained from the Editors-in-Chief at editors@cilj.co.uk.

Helin Laufer and Liyu Feng
Editors-in-Chief for Cambridge International Law Journal (Volume 13)

Terms of Publication

Please complete the Author Information form when you submit your final draft. This captures author details, consent to publish, and outlines the terms of publication. All details must be completed before articles can be accepted for publication.