Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Call for Submissions: The Syrian Crisis and International Law

The International Review of Law has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on "The Syrian Crisis and International Law." Here's the call:

International Review of Law is seeking papers for a special issue on ‘The Syrian Crisis and International Law’.

Our goal is to discuss various aspects of International Law applicable to the Syrian crisis. The special issue aims to bring together different perspectives and welcomes theoretical, doctrinal and empirical approaches. We will be publishing the work of select scholars working on a range of themes which could involve:

  • public international law, including collective security and the use of force as well as papers exploring the applicability of the Responsibility to Protect theory;
  • international humanitarian law and international human rights law including the relationship of the two bodies of law in the Syrian context;
  • international criminal law – procedural and substantive aspects;
  • refugee protection and the international ramifications in the Arab region.

International Review of Law is a bilingual, open-access, peer-reviewed international law journal published by

Those interested in contributing are requested to respond to this call for papers by submitting their submissions by August 15th, 2014 at this link.

All submissions will be subject to double-blind peer-review. Submissions are accepted in both English and Arabic. Articles of between 6,000 and 10,000 words are preferred but shorter or longer articles may be considered. Authors should follow the Bluebook citation format.

For an informal discussion please email the guest editor, Assistant Professor Adamantia Rachovitsa, College of Law, Qatar University, at: