• The Facebook Oversight Board Made the Right Call on the Trump Suspension May 6, 2021
    The Facebook Oversight Board’s decision on the ‘indefinite suspension’ of Trump’s account has provoked a storm of commentary, akin to a landmark judgment of a national or international court. Much of that commentary is understandably focused on the bottom line: that Facebook was justified, at the time it made its decision, to suspend Trump’s account […]
    Marko Milanovic
  • “The check, please!” – Incentivizing states to pay for climate change? May 5, 2021
    Thinking aloud When it comes to climate change, there is a disparity between causers of effects and the ones having to endure them. Virtually all states and many large businesses contribute to climate change, whereas the resulting damage does not affect everybody equally and at the same time. The international law on state responsibility in […]
    Maximilian Bertamini
  • Gender-based persecution as a crime against humanity: A milestone for LGBTI rights before the Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace May 4, 2021
    On 14 April 2021 the Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace (Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz, JEP) broke new ground: It accredited five LGBTI persons as victims of the Colombian armed conflict and resolved that their gender-based persecution might have amounted to a crime against humanity. The decision is pioneering for two reasons: First, the JEP […]
    Susann Aboueldahab
  • The rocky road to peace: current challenges at the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia May 3, 2021
    In November 2016, a peace agreement between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government put an end to a 50-year-old conflict and established an institution unique in its kind: The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (SJP or JEP). As the cornerstone of Colombia’s transitional justice process, this tribunal was tasked with prosecuting […]
    Andrés Morales
  • A Bumper Review Section April 30, 2021
    From its very early days, EJIL has been serious about book reviewing. Around 650 books have been reviewed in the pages of the Journal since 1990. Reviewers have praised many of them, and criticized some, occasionally scathingly. In praise and criticism, EJIL reviews are intended to stimulate academic debate and direct readers to key contributions […]
    Christian Tams
  • New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 31 (2020) No. 4) – Now Published April 29, 2021
    The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law  (Vol. 31 (2020) No. 4) is now out. As usual, the table of contents of the new issue is available at EJIL’s own website, where readers can access those articles that are freely available without subscription. The free access article in this issue is Mickey Zar’s Piracy: A Treasure […]
    Mary Guest
  • Letters to the Editors – A Note from EJIL and I•CON; In This Issue April 29, 2021
    Letters to the Editors – A Note from EJIL and I•CON EJIL covers principally public international law (though given the porous boundaries between the domestic and the international its ‘tentacles’ often reach deep into municipal jurisdiction). I•CON covers the broad realm of public law, with its ‘tentacles’ reaching from domestic public law to the transnational, […]
    Sarah Nouwen
  • Message from the Editors of EJIL and ICON April 28, 2021
    A great deal of the production process of EJIL and ICON takes place in India. We are all aware of the enormity of the COVID challenge facing India and its painful human cost. We express our solidarity with the members of the journal production teams in India. We also trust that our authors and readers […]
    Sarah Nouwen
  • EJIL Roll of Honour; 2020 EJIL Peer Reviewer Prize; Legal/Illegal April 28, 2021
    EJIL Roll of Honour EJIL relies on the good will of colleagues in the international law community who generously devote their time and energy to act as peer reviewers for the large number of submissions we receive. Without their efforts our Journal would not be able to maintain the excellent standards to which we strive. […]
    Sarah Nouwen
  • Peer Review – Institutional Hypocrisy and Author Ambivalence April 27, 2021
    You will forgive my ‘deformation professionnelle’ by returning again and again to the subject of peer reviewing. Most law faculties in most jurisdictions have been moving toward the use of various modes of quantitative indicators in the process of appointment and promotion of their faculty. Even the United States, which until recently has been a […]
    Joseph Weiler