Cambridge International Law Journal

Editorial Information

Honorary Editor-in- Chief: Professor Eyal Benvenisti

Editors-in- Chief: Niall O’Connor and Lan Nguyen

Conference Conveners: Darren Harvey and Darragh Coffey

Treasurer: Michael Dafel


Volume 6, Issue 1 is OUT NOW!

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 review 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.


OUT NOW: Volume 6, Issue 1

Lan Nguyen and Niall O’Connor

Long Articles

The dispute that wasn’t there: judgments in the nuclear disarmament cases at the International Court of Justice
Michael A Becker

Swinging between finding and justification: judicial citation and international law-making
Letizia Lo Giacco

The representation of disability in the media in the UK and France: implications for free speech and diversity in light of Article 8 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Andreas Dimopoulos

War, weapons and watchdogs: an assessment of the legality of new weapons under international human rights law
Hélin M Laufer

Short Articles

The Yukos cases and the provisional application of the Energy Charter Treaty
Fenghua Li

The South China Sea Arbitral Award: legal implications for fisheries management and cooperation in the South China Sea
Yen Hoang Tran

Book Review

Vincent Chetail (ed), International Law and Migration (Edward Elgar Publishing 2016) 1328 pp.
Reviewed by Sarulakshmi R


Submission information

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;
  2. Short Articles not exceeding 6,000 words including footnotes;
  3. Case Notes, including substantive analysis, not exceeding 3000 words including footnotes; and
  4. Book Reviews not exceeding 2500 words including footnotes.

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:

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ISSN Print 2398-9173
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