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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 for International Law, Whewell Professor of International Law, and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK

Editors-in-Chief

Catherine Drummond, University of Cambridge, UK

Patrick Simon Perillo, University of Cambridge, UK

Faculty Advisers

Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor and Jean Monney Chair of European Law, Co-Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies, and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK

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

Managing Editors

Ibrahim A. Alturki, Tom Boekestein, Oliver Hailes, So Yeon Kim and Jessie Smith

General Editors

Siddharth S. Aatreya, Bhumika Billa, Rebecca Brown, Tülay Çalişkan, Rhys Carvosso, Christian Plamenov Delev, Marija Dobrić, Despoina Georgiou, Matilda Gillis, Ibrahim Hanif, George William Oliver Hill, Raushan Tara Jaswal, Brigitte Leal, Pranay Lekhi, Thomas Martial, Aaron Moss, Raphael Lorenzo A. Pangalangan, Darren James Peterson, Miguel Saldivia, Sanskriti Sanghi, Pedro Schilling de Carvalho, Hana Serbec, Max Steuer and Jacquelyn D. Veraldi

Blog Manager

Beril Boz

Blog Editors

François Cuvelier, Ellada Konstantinou and Simon P. Thies

Treasurer

Yan Kai Zhou

Academic Review Board

Dr Geert De Baere, Assistant Professor of International Law and EU Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Professor Freya Baetens, Professor of Public International Law, PluriCourts Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
Professor Cecilia Marcela Bailliet, Professor of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
Dr John Barker, Fellow of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, UK; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK
Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of European Union Law, Co-Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies, and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK
Dr Lorand Bartels, Reader in International Law, and Fellow and Director of Studies of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor John Bell, Emeritus Professor of Law, Director of the Centre for Public Law, and Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, UK; Editor of the Cambridge Law Journal
Professor Eirik Bjorge, Professor of International Law, University of Bristol, UK
Dr Daniel Clarry, Fellow in Private Law and Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School, USA; Affiliated Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge, UK; Editor-in-Chief of The UK Supreme Court Yearbook; Barrister, Gerard Brennan Chambers, Brisbane, Australia
Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Professor of Law, University of Waterloo, Canada; Fellow of C-EENRG University of Cambridge; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK; Fellow and Senior Director, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), Canada; Executive Secretary, Climate Law and Governance Initiative (CLGI)
Dr Anthony Cullen, Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Middlesex University, London, UK
Professor Zachary Douglas, Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland; Barrister, Matrix Chambers, London, UK
Professor Alex Oude Elferink, Director and Professor, Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University, Netherlands
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, Sessional Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Dr Markus Gehring, University Lecturer, Deputy Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies, Tutor in Sustainable Development Law at the Law Faculty, Fellow of C-EENRG, and Fellow of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, UK; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK
Dr Joanna Gomula-Crawford, Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK; Visiting Fellow; Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Dr Tom Grant, Senior Research Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK
Professor Christine Gray, Emeritus Professor of International Law and Fellow of St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK
Associate Professor Douglas Guilfoyle, Associate Professor of International and Security Law, UNSW Canberra, Australia
Professor Gleider Hernández, Professor of Public International Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Dr Jessie Hohmann, Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Dr Valentin Jeutner, Associate Senior Lecturer, Lund University, Sweden; Junior Research Fellow in Law, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Daniel Joyce, Senior Lecturer and Director of Research, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr Massimo Lando, Associate Legal Officer, International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands
Dr Gabriel Lentner, Assistant Professor of Law, Danube University Krems, Austria; Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Fellow, Stanford Law School, USA
Dr Brian McGarry, Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, Leiden University, Netherlands; Visiting Professor, Sciences Po Law School, Paris, France; Senior Researcher, Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement, Switzerland
Dr Marko Milanovic, Professor of Public International Law, University of Nottingham, UK
Dr Cameron Miles, Barrister, 3 Verulam Buildings, London, UK
Professor Alex Mills, Professor Public and Private Law International Law, University College London, UK
Professor Daniel Moeckli, Chair for Public Law with a focus on International and Comparative Law, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr Eva Nanopoulos, Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Ms Penelope Nevill, Visiting Lecturer, King’s College London, UK; Barrister, 20 Essex Street, London, UK
Dr Lan Nguyen, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University School of Law, Netherlands
Dr Matthew Nicholson, Assistant Professor in International Law, Durham Law School; Member, Durham Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, and Fellow of the Global Policy Institute, Durham University, UK
Dr Sarah Nouwen, University Reader in International Law and Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, UK; Deputy Director, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK; Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law
Dr Niall O’Connor, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, UK
Professor Roger O’Keefe, Professor of Public International Law, University College London, UK
Dr Tiina Pajuste, Lecturer of International and European Law, Tallinn University, Estonia
Dr Martins Paparinskis, Reader in Public International Law, University College London, UK
Dr Kate Parlett, Barrister, 20 Essex Street Chambers, London, UK
Dr Surabhi Ranganathan, University Senior Lecturer in International Law and Fellow of King’s College, University of Cambridge, UK; Deputy Director, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK
Dr Pippa Rogerson, Reader in Private International Law, and Master, Fellow and Director of Studies of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK; Chair of Management Committee Cambridge Centre for Business Research, UK
Ms Evgeniya Rubinina, Partner, Enyo Law, London, UK
Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law, University College London, UK; Barrister, Matrix Chambers, London, UK
Dr Andrew Sanger, University Lecturer, and Fellow and Director of Studies of Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, UK; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK; Associate Editor of the British Yearbook of International Law
Mr Daniel R. Saxon, Assistant Professor, Leiden University, Netherlands
Professor Malcolm Shaw QC, Emeritus Sir Robert Jennings Professor of International Law, University of Leicester, UK; Senior Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK; Barrister; Essex Court Chambers, London, UK
Dr Barry Solaiman, Assistant Professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Law, Qatar
Professor Eleanor Spaventa, Full Professor, University of Bocconi, Italy
Dr Chris Thomas, Lecturer in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Professor Kimberley Trapp, Professor of Public International Law, University College London, UK
Dr Jamie Trinidad, Fellow and Tutor of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK; Barrister, UK and Gibraltar
Dr Isabelle Van Damme, Counsel, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels, Belgium; Visiting Lecturer, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Professor Guglielmo Verdirame QC, Professor of International Law, King’s College London, UK; Barrister, 20 Essex Street, London, UK
Dr Santiago Villalpando, Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, Chief of Treaty Section, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, USA
Professor Michael Waibel, Professor of International Law, University of Vienna, Austria
Professor Marc Weller, Chair of International Law and International Constitutional Studies, University of Cambridge, UK; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK; Barrister (Middle Temple) and Associate Tenant, Doughty Street Chambers, London, UK
Dr Ralph Wilde, Associate Professor, University College London, UK
Dr Rumiana Yotova, Affiliated Lecturer, and College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Law of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK; Visiting Professor, McGill University, Canada

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ISSN Print 2398-9173
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The Board welcomes long articles, short articles, case notes and book reviews that engage with current themes in international law and EU law. All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by our Editorial Board. In addition, all long articles are sent to our Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners.

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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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