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  • 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. 27 (2016) No. 3


  • JHHW,
    Continent in Crisis; There is Chutzpah and Then There is David Cameron; On My Way Out - Advice to Young Scholars III: Edited Books; From the Editors Mailbag; Conflicts of Interest in the Editorial Process; In this Issue (free fulltext)


  • Turkuler Isiksel,
    European Exceptionalism and the EUs Accession to the ECHR (abstract)
  • Nora Markard,
    The Right to Leave by Sea: Legal Limits on EU Migration Control by Third Countries (abstract)
  • Michal Saliternik,
    Perpetuating Democratic Peace: Procedural Justice in Peace Negotiations (abstract)
  • Armin Steinbach,
    The Trend towards Non-Consensualism in Public International Law: A (Behavioural) Law and Economics Perspective (abstract)
  • Daniel Augenstein,
    Paradise Lost: Sovereign State Interest, Global Resource Exploitation and the Politics of Human Rights (abstract)

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

Roaming Charges

  • Roaming Charges: Places of Strife: The Graffiti Wall by Tahrir Square, Cairo (free fulltext)

Critical Review of International Jurisprudence

  • Miles Jackson,
    Freeing Soering: The ECHR, State Complicity in Torture and Jurisdiction (abstract)

Review Essay

  • Ingo Venzke,
    Cracking the Frame? On the Prospects of Change in a World of Struggle (abstract)


Book Reviews

  • Jürgen Kurtz. The WTO and International Investment Law: Converging Systems (Rhea T. Hoffmann)
  • Serena K. Sharma, Jennifer M. Welsh (eds). Serena K. Sharma and Jennifer M. Welsh (eds). The Responsibility to Prevent: Overcoming the Challenges to Atrocity Prevention (Heidarali Teimouri)

The Last Page

  • Stewart Manley,
    Scenes from a Failed Revolution (free fulltext)