The ‘Gänseliesel’ (Goose Girlis), a historical fountain erected in 1901, represents the most well-known landmark of the city of Goettingen.
 

The GoJIL strives to be a platform for enriching contributions to scholarly discourse in international law. To that end, GoJIL engages in various activities.

 

Publishing

Scholar Conferences

Student Essay Competition

 

   

Publishing

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:

 

 

GoJIL Vol. 3, No. 3
 
Year:
2011

 

GoJIL Vol. 2, No. 2

 

GoJIL Vol. 1, No. 2
 
Year:
2009

 

 

   

Scholar conferences

Likewise, GoJIL provides for scholar interaction in the form of conferences, symposia and workshops with its ensuing inclusion in GoJIL’s issues, for example:

 

04.12.2015:
 
Presentation by and Discussion with Professor Dire Tladi
“What is the role of ius cogens in today's international legal order?”

 

09. - 10.03.2012:
 
Symposium
“Precursors to International Constitutionalism: The Development of the German Constitutional Approach to International law”
The contributions are published in GoJIL Vol. 4, No. 2.
07. - 09.09.2010:
 
Conference
"Resources of Conflict – Conflicts over Resources"
The contributions are published in GoJIL Vol. 3, No. 1.
15. - 16.10.2009:
 
Workshop
“Strategies for Solving Global Crises - The Financial Crises and Beyond”
The contributions are published in GoJIL Vol. 2, No. 1.

 

   

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.

 

  • 2014

     
    Topic:
    “The International Law of the Sea”
    Winner:
    Valentin Schatz
    Title:
    "Combating Illegal Fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone – Flag State Obligations in the Context of the Primary Responsibility of the Coastal State"
    (Pre-published Article)
  • 2013

     
    Topic:
    “Principles of International Criminal Law”
    Winner:
    Mélanie Vianney-Liaud
    Title:
    "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)
  • 2012

     
    Topic:
    “The Interplay of International and National Law”
    Winner:
    Roee Ariav
    Title:
    “National Investigations of Human Rights Between National and International Law"

    (published in GoJIL Vol. 4, No. 3)

  • 2011

     
    Topic:
    “Wanted Dead or Alive: The Use of Unmanned Drones in Current Conflicts as a Legal Challenge”
    Winner:
    Sebastian Wuschka
    Title:
    “The Use of Combat Drones in Current Conflicts – A Legal Issue or a Political Problem?” (published in GoJIL Vol. 3, No. 3)
  • 2010

     
    Topic:
    “The Rise of Self-Determination”
    Winner:
    Cécile Vandewoude
    Title:
    “The Rise of Self-Determination versus the Rise of Democracy”
    (published in GoJIL Vol. 2, No. 3)
  • 2009

     
    Topic:
    “Justifying the Use of Force”
    Winner:
    Marco Benatar
    Title:
    “The Use of Cyber Force: Need for Legal Justification?”
    (published in GoJIL Vol. 1, No. 3)
  • 2008

     
    Topic:
    "Human Rights in Times of Terrorism"
    Winner:
    Eveline Schmid
    Title:
    “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)