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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 Faculty of Law of the University of Goettingen is meeting the majority of GoJIL’s current expenses. Additionally, GoJIL also receives academic support from the Institute for International and European Law.


Institute for International and European Law


GoJIL cooperates with the Göttingen University Press, which is affiliated with the division of "Electronic Publishing" of the Lower Saxony State and University Library. The Göttingen University Press likewise counsels GoJIL on question of Open Access, technological sustainability, as well as worldwide availability and long-term archiving of its issues.


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The Joachim Herz Foundation have endorsed the Goettingen Journal of International Law from 2010 to 2013. It has enabled GoJIL to realize a variety of projects such as, for instance, three scientific conferences as well as numerous board meetings. Precious support has likewise been provided by the foundation’s assumption of costs accruing from language checks, thereby considerably adding to the quality of the journal.


Joachim Herz Foundation



GoJIL is further endorsed by the Goettingen Society for the Promotion of International Law (Göttinger Verein zur Förderung des International Rechts e.V.). In the journal’s founding phase, in particular, accordingly provided funds have facilitated GoJIL’s establishment and advancement.


Goettingen Society for the Promotion of International Law