Call for papers

The German Yearbook of International Law (GYIL) is published annually by the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel and contains contributions on topics addressing all aspects of public international law. The Editors are pleased to call for contributions to the “General Articles” section of Volume 61 (2018) of the GYIL. Prior to publication, all manuscripts are independently peer-reviewed by a board of renowned experts. Submissions from all areas of public international law are welcome. The paper should be 10,000-12,500 words inclusive of footnotes and conform with the house style of the GYIL (which is available on our website). Submissions, including a brief abstract, statement of affiliation, and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent by 1 September 2018 to the Assistant Editors of the GYIL via e-mail: yearbook {at} wsi.uni-kiel(.)de.

Volume 59 of GYIL (2016)

The (massive) current volume (Vol. 59) of GIYL contains a wealth of interesting articles, including some devoted to recent ‘frozen conflicts’ and their treatment under public international law and EU law: articles by Thomas D. Grant (Three Years After Annexation: Of ‘Frozen Conflicts’ and How to Charaterise Crimea), Milena Sterio (Self-Determination and Secession Under International Law: Nagorno-Karabakh), Christopher J. Borgen (Moldova: Law and Complex Crises in a Systemic Borderland), Enrico Milano (Unfreezing and Settling the Conflict over Kosovo), Juan Soroeta (The Conflict in Western Sahara After Forty Years of Occupation: International Law versus Realpolitik) and Nikos Skoutaris (The Paradox of the Europeanisation of Intrastate Conflicts).

The same Vol. 59 of GIYL features in its ‘General Articles’ Section articles dealing with the foundations of customary international law, ambiguity in law, the international crime of genocide, the case of Certain Iranian Assets currently pending before the ICJ, EU Trade Agreements, and other subjects.

The German Practice Section takes up several decisions of Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court as well as of its Federal Court of Justice relating to questions of international and EU law. It furthermore explores Germany’s actions during its term of Chairmanship of the OSCE, deals with the question of whether it may designate the Maghreb States as ‘safe third countries’, evaluates the as yet unresolved border dispute with the Netherlands in the Ems estuary, and examines legal reactions to the Germanwings disaster.

See the full table of contents of Volume 59.