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  • 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.

  • 02-07-2015

    Grégoire Mallard has been awarded a prize by the Global and Transnational Sociology section of the American Sociological Association this year for the best publication by a scholar not resident in the United States for his article in EJIL, "Crafting the Nuclear Regime Complex (1950–1975): Dynamics of Harmonization of Opaque Treaty Rules." Click to read his full, prize-winning article.

In The Current Issue: Vol. 26 (2015) No. 2


  • JHHW,
    The Spitzenkandidaten Exercise One Year Later - The Unsung Hero; The Ballad of Google Spain; On My Way Out - Advice to Young Scholars I: Presenting a Paper in an International (and National) Conference; In this Issue (free fulltext)


  • Bernard M. Hoekman, Petros C. Mavroidis,
    WTO 'a la carte' or 'menu du jour'? Assessing the Case for More Plurilateral Agreements (abstract) (free fulltext)
  • Kirsty Gover,
    Settler-State Political Theory, 'CANZUS' and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (abstract)
  • Ilias Bantekas,
    Land Rights in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman State Succession Treaties (abstract)
  • Oren Perez,
    The Hybrid Legal-Scientific Dynamic of Transnational Scientific Institutions (abstract)
  • Stefan Talmon,
    Determining Customary International Law: The ICJ's Methodology between Induction, Deduction and Assertion (abstract) (free fulltext)

New Voices: A Selection from the Third Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law

Roaming Charges: Moments of Dignity: Doctoral Dissertation by Hans Kelsen – A Transgenerational Conversation

  • Roaming Charges: Doctoral Dissertation by Hans Kelsen - A Transgenerational Conversation (free fulltext)

Critical Review of International Governance

Review Essay

  • Mónica García-Salmones Rovira,
    Faith, Ritual and Rebellion in 21st Century (Positivist) International Law (free fulltext)

Book Reviews


  • Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko,
    Schizophrenie du droit international (free fulltext)