Developing Democracy
Conversations on Democratic Governance in International, European and Comparative Law

The editors of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) and Hart Publishing welcome submissions for the Journal’s 4th annual conference to be held at the University of Cambridge on 8–9 May 2015.
Conference highlights include a keynote address by Dame Rosalyn Higgins, DBE, QC, former President of the ICJ.

The CJICL welcomes a wide variety of proposals in the fields of International, European and Comparative Law which identify current challenges to democratic governance and explore promising solutions. The conference theme understands democracy as a work in progress and attempts to promote a fruitful exchange on various transnational experiences. Papers can encompass empirical approaches, theoretical discussions and perspectives from practice.

Important Dates

  • Submission of paper proposal and CV: 16 January 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: 6 February 2015
  • Final paper submission: 17 April 2015
  • Submission of paper for publication in CJICL: 30 June 2015

Submission Instructions

Applications can be submitted at They should include a paper proposal of not more than 300 words and a brief biography or CV.


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