The GoJIL strives to be a platform for enriching contributions to scholarly discourse in international law. To that end, GoJIL engages in various activities.
Student Essay Competition
GoJIL’s mainstay is the publishing of two issues a year. Since 2009, a total of twenty-one issues have been released, containing a wide range of topics of international law and related fields. Our articles can be found as pre-published articles or as an article in one of our issues.
Likewise, GoJIL provides for scholar interaction in the form of conferences, symposia and workshops with its ensuing inclusion in GoJIL’s issues, for example:
Contact and cooperation with Anne Dienelt und Dr. Britta Sjöstedt
Participation and contact with organizer Sebastian Ericht about future publishing
Student Essay Competition
GoJIL places particular emphasis on the promotion of young academics. Accordingly, the journal holds an annual essay competition targeting just this audience: students and doctoral candidates alike are called on to submit a paper on a certain topic. This topic may either pertain to a distinct legal or be confined to a distinct legal domain. The best submission is published in GoJIL.
2020Topic:"Artificial Intelligence and International Law: International Legal Perspectives on Technological Progress"
2018Topic:"Deterrence or Escalation? – Nuclear Weapons under International Law"Winner:Monika SubritzkyTitle:“An Analysis of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Light of its Form as a Framework Agreement”
(published in GoJIL Vol. 9, No. 2)
2016Topic:"Transparency in International Law"Winner:Esmé ShirlowTitle:“Three Manifestations of Transparency in International Investment Law: A Story of Sources, Stakeholders and Structures”
(published in GoJIL Vol. 8, No. 1)
2014Topic:“The International Law of the Sea”Winner:Valentin SchatzTitle:"Combating Illegal Fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone – Flag State Obligations in the Context of the Primary Responsibility of the Coastal State"
2013Topic:“Principles of International Criminal Law”Winner:Mélanie Vianney-LiaudTitle:"Determining The Relationship Between International And Domestic Laws within an Internationalized Court: An Example From The Cambodian Extraordinary Chambers’ Jurisdiction Over International And Domestic Crimes"
(published in GoJIL Vol. 6, No. 2)
2012Topic:“The Interplay of International and National Law”Winner:Roee AriavTitle:“National Investigations of Human Rights Between National and International Law"
(published in GoJIL Vol. 4, No. 3)
2011Topic:“Wanted Dead or Alive: The Use of Unmanned Drones in Current Conflicts as a Legal Challenge”Winner:Sebastian WuschkaTitle:“The Use of Combat Drones in Current Conflicts – A Legal Issue or a Political Problem?” (published in GoJIL Vol. 3, No. 3)
2010Topic:“The Rise of Self-Determination”Winner:Cécile VandewoudeTitle:“The Rise of Self-Determination versus the Rise of Democracy”
(published in GoJIL Vol. 2, No. 3)
2009Topic:“Justifying the Use of Force”Winner:Marco BenatarTitle:“The Use of Cyber Force: Need for Legal Justification?”
(published in GoJIL Vol. 1, No. 3)
2008Topic:"Human Rights in Times of Terrorism"Winner:Eveline SchmidTitle:“The Right to a Fair Trial in Times of Terrorism: A Method to Identify the Non-Derogable Aspects of Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”
(published in GoJIL Vol. 1, No. 1)