The Editors of the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) and the Conference Convenors welcome submissions for the Cambridge International Law Conference 2019, which will be held at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge on the 20th and 21st of March 2019. This year’s Conference will comprise of invited presentations by senior academics and experts in fields related to the Conference theme, unpublished paper presentations in panel format, and paper presentations in roundtable discussions. 


Ours is an era of technological revolutions, characterised by profound transformations in social, economic and legal structures. This year, the Conference invites the submission of papers under the theme ‘New Technologies: New Challenges for Democracy and International Law’. The Conference is interested in papers which explore and reflect on the ways in which the proliferation of novel technologies challenge foundational assumptions, principles, and norms in international law, and influence democratic institutions and processes. The Conference is interested in a broad range of topics, including but not limited to, issues pertaining to cyberspace, big data, digital economy companies, information and communications, artificial intelligence, or other technological innovations, and their implications for global governance and regulation; global justice and development; the laws of war; international human rights, labour and employment law; data privacy; trade and investment and state responsibility, sovereignty and democratic decision-making. 


Professor Benedict Kingsbury, NYU School of Law, to deliver the Keynote address.

Professor Mark Leiser, Leiden University.


The deadline for abstracts for both panel and roundtable presentations is Monday, December 3rd 2018.  

Papers for panel presentations: Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted together with your CV. Successful applicants will be notified by email by Monday, January 14th, 2019. The authors of selected papers will be required to submit a 2000-word extended abstract to by Friday, February 15th, 2019.

Papers for roundtable discussion: This year the Conference will include paper presentations in roundtable format. The authors of selected papers will present their full papers after which a designated commentator will comment, followed by an open discussion for all participants. Abstracts of no more than 750 words should be submitted together with your CV. Successful applicants will be notified by email by Monday, January 14th, 2019. The authors of selected papers will be required to submit a full paper of up to 10,000 words in length (including footnotes) by Friday, March 1st, 2019.

Authors that will present at the Conference will also be invited to submit their papers to be considered for publication in Volume 8(2), the conference issue of the Journal, to be published in December 2019, subject to the normal double-blind peer-review process. Authors will be contacted about this after the Conference. 


Further information will be posted on the CILJ website in due course. In the interim, please contact with any question or concerns.

The Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal run by members of the postgraduate community at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. The Editorial Board is pleased to invite submissions for its eighth volume (Issues to be published in June and December 2019).

General call for submissions – International law

The Board welcomes long articles, short articles, case notes and book reviews that engage with current themes in international law. All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by our Editorial Board. In addition, all long articles are sent to our Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. 

Submissions can be made at any time. Articles submitted by 1 October 2018 will be considered for Volume 8 Issue 1. Any articles submitted after this date will be considered for the following issues.

Further submission information

The Journal accepts the following types of manuscript:

  1. Long Articles between 6,000 and 12,000 including footnotes;
  2. Short Articles not exceeding 6,000 words including footnotes;
  3. Case Notes, including substantive analysis, not exceeding 3,000 words including footnotes; and
  4. Book Reviews not exceeding 2,500 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:

Please ensure that your manuscript does not contain any reference to your personal or professional identity.

Further information is available at or you can email the Editors-in-Chief at 

Thank you for your interest in writing for the CILJ Blog. Please complete the form below and upload your article in Word format.

Blog posts should be on a topic of international law, should not exceed 1,500 words, should not rely on footnotes, but may contain hyperlinks. In 2018/2019 we will be working on a turnaround time from submission to initial decision on publication within 10 days

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