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GoJIL – Call for Submissions for Special Issue on “Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict – Beyond the ILC“

The International Law Commission included the topic “Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict” in 2011 on its future program of work. It is now in the stage of finalizing the project by drafting principles that address the phases of pre-conflict, during conflict, and post-conflict in light of different fields of international law, in particular looking into the laws of armed conflict, human rights law and international environmental law.

This special issue, which includes papers discussed during a workshop held in Hamburg in March 2019 (for the program and speakers, see, attempts to consolidate the legal protection of the environment during the three phases of armed conflict by the laws of armed conflict, human rights law and international environmental law. Contributions should address one (or several) of the three conflict phases with regard to environmental protection. Submissions can also zoom out of the three phases and look at different actors and affected groups, for instance, and how they are impacted by the environment and armed conflicts.

To shed light on these diverse aspects of environmental protection and armed conflict, we call for authors to submit papers from an international law background as well as other disciplines such as international relations, economics etc. Papers are submitted to a double-blind peer review and should not exceed 15,000 words including footnotes. We kindly ask you to hand in an abstract of your article by 1 June 2019. Within a month we will let you know if your submission will be considered. All articles must be submitted no later than 1 August 2019. Selected contributions will then be published in Issue 1 of Vol. 10 in 2020. Our article guidelines and further information, including the submission process can be found on at In case of any questions please do not hesitate to contact the editors via email at

Call for Papers


Special Issue: The Law Behind Rule of Law Transfers

The Editors
The Editors
A Theoretical Introduction and Legal Perspective on Rule of Law Transfers
Till Patrik Holterhus
Constitutionalism and the Mechanics of Global Law Transfers
Andreas L. Paulus & Johann Ruben Leiss
The Legal Dimensions of Rule of Law Promotion in EU Foreign Policy: EU Treaty Imperatives and Rule of Law Conditionality in the Foreign Trade and Development Nexus
Till Patrik Holterhus
The Dawn of Article 18 ECHR: A Safeguard Against European Rule of Law Backsliding?
Floris Tan
Promoting the Rule of Law Through the Law of Occupation? An Uneasy Relationship
Andreas Th. Müller
The Law Behind Rule of Law Promotion in Fragile States: The Case of Afghanistan
Astrid Wiik & Frauke Lachenmann
The Rule of Law à la ICTY: What the ICTY Deemed Just Good Enough and How it Supported the Countries in the Former Yugoslavia to Become Better
Kei Hannah Brodersen
International Investment Law and the Rule of Law
Peter-Tobias Stoll

Complete Edition