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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.

Honorary Editor-in-Chief

Professor Eyal Benvenisti, Director of the Lauterpacht Centre, Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge


Eirini Kikarea, University of Cambridge

Maayan Menashe, University of Cambridge

Faculty Advisers

Professor Catherine Barnard, Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Professor John Bell, Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

Dr Kate Miles, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge

Managing Editors

Catherine Drummond, Francisco Quintana, Patrick Simon Perillo, Tim Clark and Faidon Varesis

General Editors

Amanda Padoan, Jessie Smith, Bogdan F Nae, Oieshi Saha, Danilo B. Garrido Alves, Tom Boekestein, Giordana Campagna, Shubham Jain, Ritwik Bhattacharya, So Yeon Kim, Julien Miéral, Aarushi Sahore, Simon Hong, Mawuse Oliver Barker-Vormawor, Rebecca Freund, Jovana Rubežić, Leonardo Peixoto Barbosa, Rohan Nanthakumar, Fa Chen, Thea Chesterfield, Lora Izvorova, and Katerina Stampouloglou

Blog Manager

Beril Boz

Blog Editors

Henri van Soest and Ibrahim A. Alturki


Ivan Lee

Conference Convenors

Neli Frost and Rolando Seijas

Conference Team

Aadya Chawla, Nikola Kurková Klímová, Víctor V. Sibaja, Oliver Hailes, Sheetal Balakrishnan, Despoina Georgiou and Dvishan Sorake

Academic Review Board

Dr Geert De Baere, Assistant Professor, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Professor Freya Baetens, Professor of Public International Law, PluriCourts Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
Professor Cecilia Marcela Bailliet, Professor of Law, University of Oslo
Dr John Barker, Fellow of Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Hughes Hall
Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of European Union Law, University of Cambridge; Co-director, Centre for European Legal Studies; Fellow of Trinity College
Dr Lorand Bartels, Reader in International Law, University of Cambridge; Fellow, Director of Studies and Graduate Tutor of Trinity Hall
Professor John Bell, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Public Law, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Pembroke College; Editor of the Cambridge Law Journal
Dr Eirik Bjorge, Senior Lecturer in International Law, Bristol University
Dr Daniel Clarry, Fellow in Law, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Affiliated Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge; Senior Legal Expert, International Development Law Organization
Dr Anthony Cullen, Lecturer in Law at the School of Law, Middlesex University
Professor Zachary Douglas, Associate Professor, Graduate Institute in Geneva; Barrister at Matrix Chambers
Professor Alex Oude Elferink, Director and Professor, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University
Dr Veronika Fikfak, Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge, ESRC Future Research Leader 2016-2018, British Academy Rising Star 2016-2017; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
Professor Charles Garraway, Fellow, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex; independent consultant, former Stockton Professor, United States Naval War College
Dr Catherine Gascoigne, University of Cambridge
Dr Markus Gehring, University Lecturer, Deputy Director, Centre for European Legal Studies, Tutor in Sustainable Development Law at the Law Faculty, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Hughes Hall
Dr Joanna Gomula-Crawford, Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law; Visiting Fellow, Queen Mary College, University of London
Dr Tom Grant, Research Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law; Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
Professor Christine Gray, Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge; Fellow of St. John's College
Professor Douglas Guilfoyle, Professor of Law, Monash University
Dr Gleider Hernández, Lecturer and Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies, University of Durham
Dr Jessie Hohmann, Lecturer, Queen Mary University, London
Dr Valentin Jeutner, Postdoctoral Fellow, Lund University
Dr Daniel Joyce, Lecturer, University of New South Wales
Dr Massimo Lando, Associate Legal Officer, International Court of Justice
Dr Gabriel Lentner, Postdoctoral Fellow, Danube University Krems; Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Fellow, Stanford Law School
Dr Brian McGarry, Lecturer, Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement, University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Researcher, Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement; Attorney, New York Bar
Dr Marko Milanovic, Lecturer, University of Nottingham
Dr Cameron Miles, Barrister, 3 Verulam Buildings
Dr Alex Mills, Reader in Public and Private Law International Law, University College London
Professor Daniel Moeckli, Assistant Professor of Public International Law and Constitutional Law, University of Zurich
Dr Eva Nanopoulos, Bob Alexander College Lecturer and Fellow in Law; Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge
Ms Penelope Nevill, Tutor, King's College London; Barrister, 20 Essex Street
Ms Lan Nguyen, Lecturer, Utrecht University
Dr Matthew Nicholson, Associate Professor in International Law, Durham Law School; Fellow, Global Policy Institute
Dr Sarah Nouwen, Lecturer, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Pembroke College
Mr Niall O'Connor, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex
Professor Roger O'Keefe, Professor of Public International Law, University College London
Dr Tiina Pajuste, Research Associate of Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
Dr Martins Paparinskis, Reader in Public International Law, University College London
Dr Kate Parlett, Barrister, 20 Essex Street Chambers
Dr Surabhi Ranganathan, University Lecturer in International Law; Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
Dr Pippa Rogerson, University Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Gonville and Caius College
Ms Evgeniya Rubinina, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law , University College London; Barrister, Matrix Chambers
Dr Andrew Sanger, Volterra Fietta Junior Research Lecturer, Newnham College and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law; Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Mr Daniel Saxon, Assistant Professor and Tutor, Leiden University
Professor Malcolm Shaw QC, Research Professor in International Law, University of Leicester; Senior Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law; Barrister, Essex Court Chambers
Mr Barry Solaiman, Assistant Professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Professor Eleanor Spaventa, Professor of European Union Law, Durham University
Mr Christopher Thomas, Lecturer in Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Dr Kimberley Trapp, Lecturer, University College London
Dr Isabelle Van Damme, Lawyer, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels
Professor Guglielmo Verdirame, Professor of Law, King's College, University of London
Dr Santiago Villalpando, Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Legal Officer at the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
Dr Michael Waibel, Lecturer, University of Cambridge; Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law; Fellow of Jesus College
Professor Marc Weller, Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies, University of Cambridge; Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
Dr Ralph Wilde, Reader, University College London
Dr Rumiana Yotova, College Lecturer in Law and Director of Studies, Lucy Cavendish College; Ph.D. candidate, St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge

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ISSN Print 2398-9173
ISSN Online 2398-9181

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The Journal accepts the following types of manuscript:

  1. Long Articles between 6,000 and 10,000 words but not exceeding 12,000 words including footnotes;
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