YIHL Vol. 25 (2022) Call for Papers

Call for Papers - Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law Vol. 25 (2022)
Theme:  International Humanitarian Law and Neighbouring Frameworks

In the past two decades, the “fragmentation” of international law has been frequently observed, decried, or celebrated. For better or worse, it is clear today that most factual situations requiring international legal attention are regulated by more than one international legal framework – as well as by a variety of formal and non-formal frameworks of global governance.

In the context of international humanitarian law (IHL), the traditional focus has been on its relations with international human rights law (IHRL), the law on the use of force (jus ad bellum), and international criminal law. Indeed, many judicial decisions and countless publications have addressed the proper interaction between these bodies of law. Much less attention, however, has been given to the relations between IHL and other normative frameworks which are no less important during armed conflict.

Volume 25 of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law seeks to narrow this gap. This call for papers therefore invites scholars to contribute to the literature on the interaction between IHL and “neighbouring” frameworks beyond those traditionally addressed. The potential for such interactions is virtually unlimited. To give an example, contributions could deal with the interaction, both in general and regarding specific issues, between IHL and international environmental law; the law on state responsibility; the law on foreign investment protection; international development law; global health law; international disaster law; international organizations law; the law of the sea; and world trade law. Contributions may also address interactions between IHL and domestic law.

All in all, Volume 25 will offer the opportunity to reflect on the ways in which IHL interacts – or should interact – with neighbouring frameworks or norms, whether at the doctrinal or theoretical level.

Interested authors should send an abstract of 500 words to the Managing Editor of the Yearbook, Dr. Stavros Evdokimos Pantazopoulos (s.pantazopoulos@asser.nl) by 1 June 2022. This abstract should include (i) a working title; (ii) your main research questions and hypotheses; (iii) what gap your analysis/argument would fill in the literature; (iv) the provisional structure of your contribution.

Authors of selected abstracts will be notified by 15 June 2022, and the deadline for the submission of final papers, which should be no longer than 13,000 words (including footnotes), is 1 November 2022. Submitted articles should conform to the YIHL guidelines and will be sent for double-blind peer review. The Editorial Board aims to publish Vol. 25 (2022) at the end of the ensuing year.