About the EJIL

Welcome to the website of one of the world’s leading international law journals. The EJIL was established in 1990 by a small group of scholars based at the European University Institute, the Universities of Florence, Munich and Paris II and the Michigan Law School. The Journal has grown since then in size, strength and reputation, but the Editors’ original vision remains unchanged. About the EJIL


  • 01-02-2017

    Two new EJIL: Live interviews now online! Our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Joseph Weiler, talks with Professor Philippe Sands about his remarkable new book, East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. In the second newly released interview, Professor Weiler speaks with Simon Chesterman of the National University of Singapore about his article “Asia’s Ambivalence about International Law and Institutions: Past, Present and Futures”, which appears in EJIL, Volume 27, Issue 4.

  • 10-10-2016

    EJIL: Live! is the official podcast of the European Journal of International Law. Video episodes feature an in-depth discussion with one of the authors whose article appears in the issue. In the latest episode, EJIL's Editor-in-Chief, Professor Joseph Weiler, speaks with Karen Alter, Professor of Political Science and Law at Northwestern University, about the article she co-authored with James T. Gathii and Laurence R. Helfer, “Backlash against International Courts in West, East and Southern Africa: Causes and Consequences”.

In The Current Issue: Vol. 28 (2017) No. 1


  • JHHW ,
    Editorial: The Case for a Kinder, Gentler Brexit; 10 Good Reads; Vital Statistics; In Memoriam: Vera Gowlland-Debbas; In this Issue (free fulltext)

The EJIL Foreword


  • Florian Grisel,
    Treaty-Making between Public Authority and Private Interests: The Genealogy of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (abstract)
  • Nahuel Maisley,
    The International Right of Rights? Article 25(a) of the ICCPR as a Human Right to Take Part in International Law-Making (abstract)
  • Armin von Bogdandy, Matthias Goldmann, Ingo Venzke,
    From Public International to International Public Law: Translating World Public Opinion into International Public Authority (abstract)
  • Natalie R. Davidson,
    Shifting the Lens on Alien Tort Statute Litigation: Narrating US Hegemony in Filártiga and Marcos (abstract)
  • Alejandro Chehtman,
    The ad bellum Challenge of Drones: Recalibrating Permissible Use of Force (abstract)

Roaming Charges

EJIL : Debate!

  • Liam Murphy,
    Law Beyond the State: Some Philosophical Questions (abstract)
  • Samantha Besson,
    Law Beyond the State: A Reply to Liam Murphy
  • Nehal Bhuta,
    Law Beyond the State: A Reply to Liam Murphy
  • Christoph Möllers,
    Law Beyond the State: A Reply to Liam Murphy
  • Jochen von Bernstorff,
    Law Beyond the State: A Reply to Liam Murphy
  • Liam Murphy,
    Law Beyond the State: A Rejoinder

Critical Review of International Governance

  • Michelle Q. Zang,
    Shall We Talk? Judicial Communication between the CJEU and WTO Dispute Settlement (abstract)

Review Essay

EJIL Editors’ Choice of Books

Book Reviews

The Last Page

  • Adrienne Rich,
    Does poetry play a role in social change? (free fulltext)