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


  • 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.

  • 29-04-2015

    The EJIL: Live Extras series comprises short video conversations with leading international law scholars. In our latest EJIL: Live Extra! Joseph Weiler and Dapo Akande of the University of Oxford discuss the relationship between international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

  • 08-04-2015

    Just released! A new video and audio podcast in the EJIL: Live! series is now available, featuring an in-depth conversation between Professor Joseph Weiler and Professor Jan Klabbers of the University of Helsinki. Jan Klabber's article "The Transformation of International Organizations Law", appearing in Volume 26, Issue 1, is the first in a new series called The EJIL Foreword. The interview provides background to the article and probes the issues raised by it in further depth.

  • 17-02-2015

    An EJIL Retrospective – to celebrate EJIL’s 25th birthday we have built an online exhibition, a retrospective which provides a fascinating journey through 25 years of the Journal and the life of international affairs and international law.

In The Current Issue: Vol. 26 (2015) No. 1


  • JHHW ,
    Brexit: No Happy Endings; The EJIL Annual Foreword; EJIL on your iPad!!!; Vital Statistics; ICON·S Conference; In this Issue (free fulltext)

The EJIL Foreword


Roaming Charges: Moments of Dignity

  • Martin Lestra,
    Conserving Traditions: Jam-making in Ruoms, France (free fulltext)

EJIL : Debate!

Critical Review of International Jurisprudence

  • Paolo Lobba,
    Holocaust Denial before the European Court of Human Rights: Evolution of an Exceptional Regime (abstract)

Review Essays

  • Helmut Philipp Aust,
    Shining Cities on the Hill? The Global City, Climate Change, and International Law. Review of Michele Acuto, Global Cities, Governance and Diplomacy. The Urban Link; Benjamin Barber, If Mayors Ruled the World. Rising Cities, Declining Nation States; Sofie Bouteligier, Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance. Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership; Simon Curtis (ed.), The Power of Cities in International Relations (abstract) (free fulltext)
  • Jochen von Bernstorff,
    International Law and Global Justice: On Recent Inquiries into the Dark Side of Economic Globalization, Review of Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet, What is a Fair International Society?; Chios Carmody, Frank J. Garcia and John Linarelli (eds), Global Justice and International Economic Law; Iris Marion Young, Responsibility for Justice; Thomas Pogge, Politics as Usual. What Lies Behind the Pro-Poor Rhetoric (abstract) (free fulltext)

Book Reviews

  • Anne Peters. Jenseits der Menschenrechte: Die Rechtsstellung des Individuums im Völkerrecht [Beyond Human Rights: The Legal Status of the Individual in Public International Law] (Andreas Th. Müller)
  • Giovanna Adinolfi. Poteri e interventi del Fondo monetario internazionale [Powers and Actions of the International Monetary Fund] (Annamaria Viterbo)
  • Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer (ed.). Poverty and the International Economic Legal System: Duties to the World’s Poor (Elaine Kellman)

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