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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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  • Editorial Board

    The Editorial Board is the journal’s backbone. For the most part, it comprises of current law students at the University of Goettingen.

    Reviewing cited sources, acquisitioning new articles, organizing conferences and workshops, raising funds, technical support of the website and all other necessary tasks are run by this group.


    Nils Schlüter
    Maximilian Heinze
    Daniel Polej
    Managing Editors
    Katharina Creemer
    Sören Wolf
    Jule Johannsen
    Gesche Butenschön
    Nazli Aghazadeh
    Franziska Berg
    Hilger Bielefeld
    Patrick Brückner
    Gesche Butenschön
    Kai von der Crone
    Charlotte Degro
    Jasmin Evers
    Johannes Fenchel
    Anna Gödde
    Victoria Guijarro
    Morgaine Jelitko
    Isabel Kaiser
    Katharina Kalinke
    Fabian Kohansal
    Katharina Lazar
    Ben Mendelson
    Markus Meyer
    Kai Michel
    Johann von Pachelbel
    Daria Schmidt
    Philipp Schmitz
    Linnéa Schomborg
    Elif Sener
    Vanessa Schobek
    Philipp Stellet
    Benjamin Tapken-Hinrichs
    Franziska Thanel
    Oskar de Wyl


    Former members

  • Advisory Board

    The members of our Advisory Board, which has come to include professors and practitioners from around the world, provide indispensable advise on how to place GoJIL on the map of internationally acclaimed academic journals.


    Name Institute
    Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos University of Goettingen/Judge at the District Court
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Buergenthal George Washington University, former Judge of the International Court of Justice
    Prof. Dr. Christian Calliess, LL.M. Freie Universität Berlin
    Prof. Dr. Georg Nolte International Law Commission, Humboldt University of Berlin
    Prof. Dr. Angelika Nußberger, M.A. European Court of Human Rights, University of Cologne
    Prof. Dr. Andreas L. Paulus Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court/University of Goettingen
    Prof. Dr. Dietrich Rauschning University of Goettingen
    Prof. Dr. Walter Reese-Schäfer University of Goettingen
    Prof. Dr. Frank Schorkopf University of Goettingen
    Prof. Dr. Anja Seibert-Fohr, LL.M. UN Human Rights Committee, University of Goettingen
    Prof. Dr. Bruno Simma University of Michigan, former Judge of the International Court of Justice
    Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll University of Goettingen
  • Scientific Advisory Board

    The Scientific Advisory Board consists of emerging scholars specialized in public international law who offer their immeasurable support in everyday challenges inherent to publishing. Their assistance and valuable reviews in GoJIL’s peer review process ensure the academic standard of the Journal.


    Name Institute
    Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bock University of Marburg
    Dr. Christian Djeffal HIIG, Berlin
    Anne Dienelt, Maîtrise en Droit University of Hamburg
    Sué González Hauck University of St. Gallen
    Dr. Till Holterhus University of Goettingen
    Johann Leiss University of Oslo
    Matthias Lippold, LL.M. University of Goettingen
    Dr. Sven Missling University of Goettingen
    Annika Poschadel University of Freiburg
    Jakob Quirin World Health Organisation
    Maja Smrkolj, LL.M. European Commission
    Dr. Ignaz Stegmiller University of Gießen
    Torsten Stirner University of Goettingen
    Dr. Tobias Thienel, LL.M. Weissleder Ewer, Kiel
    Assoc. Prof. Markus Wagner, J.S.M. University of Warwick


    Former members

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    The Board of Native Speakers is the third pillar in GoJIL's supportive structure and enables GoJIL to provide a complementary native speaker proofreading. The group consists of highly qualified lawyers who are specialized in international law, holding LL.M.s or equivalent degrees.

    Neela Badami
    Elisabeth Campbell
    Deepaloke Chatterjee
    Andrea Ewing
    Rahul Menon
    Alexander Murray
    Paul Pryce
    Erik M. Tikannen


    Former members