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Unpacking Economic and Social Rights: International and Comparative Dimensions - Conference

The Goettingen Journal of International Law is pleased to announce that we will take part in a conference in November 2018. The joint research project of the Institute of International and European Law of the University of Göttingen and the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law will be holding this conference in Göttingen, Germany under the title “Unpacking Economic and Social Rights: International and Comparative Dimensions”. The conference is a culmination of a joint research project directed by Prof. Tomer Broude and Prof. Andreas L. Paulus and examines economic and social rights from a comparative perspective, looking at German, Israeli and European legal systems and their respective constitutional, legislative and jurisprudential experiences, as well as the universal human rights framework under the auspices of the United Nations. In addition to this call, Prof. Paulus and Prof. Broude, junior researchers of the project and associate and invited scholars will present their research at the conference.

Scholars who work on economic and social rights are invited to submit abstracts. The proceedings of the conference and papers presented will be published in one of our upcoming issues. See the call for papers and the conference website for more details.

Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 1 June 2018. Accepted proposals will be notified by 1 July 2018. Full papers due for submission by 1 November 2018.

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



Scholar Conferences

Student Essay Competition




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


GoJIL Vol. 2, No. 2


GoJIL Vol. 1, No. 2




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:


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:
“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:
"Resources of Conflict – Conflicts over Resources"
The contributions are published in GoJIL Vol. 3, No. 1.
15. - 16.10.2009:
“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

    “The International Law of the Sea”
    Valentin Schatz
    "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

    “Principles of International Criminal Law”
    Mélanie Vianney-Liaud
    "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

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

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

  • 2011

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

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

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

    "Human Rights in Times of Terrorism"
    Eveline Schmid
    “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)