Call For Papers – Volume 11(2) of the Cambridge International Law Journal

The Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 11(2) to be published in December 2022 on the theme ‘Strengthening Global Governance through International Law: Challenges and Opportunities.This issue builds upon the 11th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference, held on 26 and 27 March 2022, but is open to submissions from all authors including those who did not present or participate in the Conference.

Global governance bodies increasingly perform activities of government, including through the regulation of individual human and collective State activity. Yet the integrity of global governance today is contingent on the function and role of international law. This is evidenced by States actively expanding the breadth and scope of international rules to regulate emerging challenges, including sea-level rise and cyberspace. The development of international rules on themes such as marine activities, armed conflict, international trade, and human rights, equally demonstrate the contribution of international law. However, as the Sustainable Development Goals indicate, international law must rise to meet new issues, including eradicating hunger and poverty, empowering girls and women, and protecting the environment. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that solutions must be coordinated at a global scale for crises faced by humankind.

The Editorial Board welcomes diverse contributions that focus on one or more areas of international law or EU law, such as the role of international courts and tribunals, environmental law, cyberspace, trade and investment, human rights, and international humanitarian law and security. Alternatively, articles may address crosscutting issues or themes. For example:

  • How has the relationship between international law and global governance developed over time? What is the current relationship between international law and global governance?
  • What are new issues that international law and global governance have to address? How may international law and global governance address these issues?
  • What are the current contributions and limitations of established and emerging stakeholders in international law to global governance? What is their potential to confront novel challenges?
  • What are competing visions for the future of international law and the future of global governance?

Articles addressing other topics within the theme, or that engage with current themes in international law, are also welcome.

Submission information

Submissions must be received through the online Submittable platform by 11:59 pm (BST) on Friday, 13 May 2022. The CILJ accepts the following types of manuscripts:

  1. Articles between 6,000 and 12,000 including footnotes; and
  2. Case Notes, including substantive analysis, not exceeding 3,000 words including footnotes.

Please list the word count of the text and the footnotes on your manuscript. Ensure that your manuscript does not contain any reference to your personal or professional identity. Note that, as compared with past calls for papers, we are no longer accepting short articles of less than 6,000 words. 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:

Submissions must not already be published elsewhere. Submissions that are available online as working papers or discussion papers for which the author retains copyright must be taken down immediately upon acceptance for publication by the CILJ.

For full submission instructions for authors, please visit www.elgaronline.com/cilj. That website contains a tab titled “Author Submissions” under which you will find the CILJ Author Information Form. That form should be included as the first page of your otherwise anonymised article that is uploaded to this platform. Please be assured that it will be removed before the article is sent for peer review.

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

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