(In-person, Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge, 8-9 April 2024)


The Cambridge International Law Journal (‘CILJ’) is pleased to invite submissions of abstracts of papers to be considered for presentations at the 13th Annual Conference of the CILJ. The Conference will take place at the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge on 8–9 April 2024. The topic of the Conference is ‘The Intersection of Peace and Sustainability in International Law’. 

The separate concepts of peace and sustainability feature in a significant number of international legal instruments, and are of notable interest to all stakeholders in international law. The former is foundational to international law, whilst the latter is emerging – but both concepts are in a constant process of evolution and development. 

Despite the growing importance of the relationship and inter-dependence between the concepts of peace and sustainability, little attention has been paid to this nexus in international legal scholarship. The Conference therefore invites the joint consideration of the concepts of peace and sustainability in international law, and the contemplation of their intersection. 

The Conference encourages the broad exploration of any relevant themes, including: 

  1. Historical and theoretical reflections on the nexus of ‘peace’ and ‘sustainability’ in international law;
  2. The various facets of ‘sustainability’ in international law – from environmental action to the promotion of lasting peace;
  3. The treatment of the concept of peace in international environmental law instruments;
  4. The aftermath of armed conflicts – navigating the transition from fighting to peaceful and sustainable solutions; 
  5. The pursuit of peace and environmental justice, including as part of climate change action; and
  6. The contributions of the notion of sustainability in investment treaties to the maintenance of peace in bilateral and multilateral relations.


We invite all interested scholars to submit an abstract between 250 and 300 words via the link below by 23:59 GMT, 7 January 2024. We welcome submissions from PhD students, early career researchers and established academics. The selected papers will be presented at the Conference, and all conference presenters will have the opportunity to submit their papers for consideration for publication in Volume 13(2) of the CILJ.

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