The GoJIL strives to be a platform for enriching contributions to scholarly discourse in international law. To that end, GoJIL engages in various activities.
GoJIL’s mainstay is the publishing of three issues a year. Since 2009, a total of thirteen issues have been released, containing a wide range of topics of international law and related fields. The following list of previous key topics may serve as an illustration:
Likewise, GoJIL provides for scholar interaction in the form of conferences, symposia and workshops with its ensuing inclusion in GoJIL’s issues, for example:
Student Essay Competition
GoJIL places particular emphasis on the promotion of young academics. Accordingly, the journal holds an annual essay competition targeting just this audience: students and doctoral candidates alike are called on to submit a paper on a certain topic. This topic may either pertain to a distinct legal or be confined to a distinct legal domain. The best submission is published in GoJIL.
2016Topic:"Transparency in International Law"Winner:Esmé ShirlowTitle:“Three Manifestations of Transparency in International Investment Law: A Story of Sources, Stakeholders and Structures”
(published in GoJIL Vol. 8, No. 1)
2014Topic:“The International Law of the Sea”Winner:Valentin SchatzTitle:"Combating Illegal Fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone – Flag State Obligations in the Context of the Primary Responsibility of the Coastal State"
2013Topic:“Principles of International Criminal Law”Winner:Mélanie Vianney-LiaudTitle:"Determining The Relationship Between International And Domestic Laws within an Internationalized Court: An Example From The Cambodian Extraordinary Chambers’ Jurisdiction Over International And Domestic Crimes"
(published in GoJIL Vol. 6, No. 2)
2012Topic:“The Interplay of International and National Law”Winner:Roee AriavTitle:“National Investigations of Human Rights Between National and International Law"
(published in GoJIL Vol. 4, No. 3)
2011Topic:“Wanted Dead or Alive: The Use of Unmanned Drones in Current Conflicts as a Legal Challenge”Winner:Sebastian WuschkaTitle:“The Use of Combat Drones in Current Conflicts – A Legal Issue or a Political Problem?” (published in GoJIL Vol. 3, No. 3)
2010Topic:“The Rise of Self-Determination”Winner:Cécile VandewoudeTitle:“The Rise of Self-Determination versus the Rise of Democracy”
(published in GoJIL Vol. 2, No. 3)
2009Topic:“Justifying the Use of Force”Winner:Marco BenatarTitle:“The Use of Cyber Force: Need for Legal Justification?”
(published in GoJIL Vol. 1, No. 3)
2008Topic:"Human Rights in Times of Terrorism"Winner:Eveline SchmidTitle:“The Right to a Fair Trial in Times of Terrorism: A Method to Identify the Non-Derogable Aspects of Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”
(published in GoJIL Vol. 1, No. 1)