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The Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) is pleased to invite submissions for Volume 11(1) to be published in June 2022.

The Board welcomes long articles, short articles and case notes that engage with current themes in international law.

In tribute to Judge James Crawford, who served as the Journal’s inaugural Honorary Editor-in-Chief from 2011 until his appointment to the International Court of Justice, Issue 1 will include a special section that reflects upon the responsibility of States and other subjects of international law. Judge Crawford’s peerless contribution to the field is evident not only in the 2001 Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts, but also his work as scholar, counsel, judge and arbitrator. 

The Board is particularly interested in submissions on this special theme. Other contributions are also welcome, to be published as part of the general section of Issue 1.

Submission information

Submissions are to be made by 11:59 pm (BST) on Sunday, 24 October 2021.

The Journal accepts the following types of manuscripts:

  1. Long Articles between 6,000 and 12,000 including footnotes;
  2. Short Articles not exceeding 6,000 words including footnotes; and
  3. 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. Please ensure that your manuscript does not contain any reference to your personal or professional identity.

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