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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


  • 22-12-2015

    The latest in our EJIL: Live! podcast series features an extended conversation between Professor Joseph Weiler, Editor-in-Chief of EJIL, and Professor Lorna McGregor of the University of Essex, whose ground-breaking article, " Alternative Dispute Resolution and Human Rights: Developing a Rights-Based Approach through the ECHR", appears in EJIL, Volume 26, Issue 3. The conversation delves deeply into the issues raised by her article, providing an extremely useful complement to the article itself.

  • 25-09-2015

    The EJIL: Live Extras series comprises short video conversations with leading international law scholars. In our latest EJIL: Live Extra! our Editor-in-Chief Professor Joseph Weiler asks Professor Martti Koskenniemi whether the world of blogging and tweeting has become integral to academic life today.

  • 17-09-2015

    In this EJIL: Live Extra! our Editor-in-Chief Professor Joseph Weiler asks Professor Hilary Charlesworth of the Australian National University whether feminist theory in international law has now become mainstream.

In The Current Issue: Vol. 26 (2015) No. 3


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    Nein!; The EJIL App (again); In this Issue (free fulltext)


Roaming Charges

  • Janet McKnight,
    Places of Impasse: Scars on Beirut Structures That Refuse to Fall (free fulltext)

EJIL : Debate!

  • Catharine Titi,
    International Investment Law and the European Union: Towards a New Generation of International Investment Agreements (abstract)
  • Martins Paparinskis,
    International Investment Law and the European Union: A Reply to Catharine Titi (abstract)

EJIL : Debate!

  • Devon Whittle,
    The Limits of Legality and the United Nations Security Council: Applying the Extra-Legal Measures Model to Chapter VII Action (abstract)
  • Oren Gross,
    Applying the Extra-Legal Measures Model to Humanitarian Interventions: A Reply to Devon Whittle (abstract)

Critical Review of International Jurisprudence

  • Sookyeon Huh,
    Title to Territory in the Post-Colonial Era: Original Title and Terra Nullius in the ICJ Judgments on Cases Concerning Ligitan/Sipadan (2002) and Pedra Branca (2008) (abstract)
  • Mikko Rajavuori,
    How Should States Own? Heinisch v. Germany and the Emergence of Human Rights-Sensitive State Ownership Function (abstract)

Review Essay

  • Guy Fiti Sinclair,
    The International Civil Servant in Theory and Practice: Law, Morality, and Expertise. Review of Carsten Stahn and Henning Melber (eds). Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency: Rethinking Human Security and Ethics in the Spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld; Roger Lipsey. Hammarskjöld: A Life; Lise Namikas. Battleground Africa: Cold War in the Congo, 1960–1965; Anne Orford. International Authority and the Responsibility to Protect (abstract)

Book Reviews

  • Gregory Shaffer (ed.). Transnational Legal Ordering and State Change , Terence C. Halliday, Gregory Shaffer (eds). Transnational Legal Orders (Lars Viellechner)
  • Isabelle Ley. Opposition im Völkerrecht: Ein Beitrag zur Legitimation internationaler Rechtserzeugung [Opposition in International Law: A Contribution to the Legitimation of International Law-Making] (Jan Klabbers)
  • Michael Fakhri. Sugar and the Making of International Trade Law (Anna Chadwick)
  • Mark Toufayan, Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet, Hélène Ruiz Fabri (eds). Droit international et nouvelles approches sur le tiers-monde: entre répétition et renouveau [International Law and New Approaches to the Third World: Between Repetition and Renewal] (Makane Moïse Mbengue)
  • Evelyne Schmid. Taking Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Seriously in International Criminal Law (Mara Tignino)
  • Lauri Mälksoo. Russian Approaches to International Law (Angelika Nussberger)

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