The German Yearbook of International Law is Germany’s oldest yearbook in the field of public international law. The GYIL is published annually by the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel and contains contributions on topics addressing all aspects of public international law.

We aim to provide a forum for scholars of international law – both inside and outside Germany – to publish new research advancing public international legal discourse as well as analysis of current issues. The Yearbook features a ‘Forum’ for which prominent scholars are invited to enter into discussion on newly developing topics in international law and a ‘Focus’ section for which a group of experts are invited to write articles examining in depth various aspects of a topic set in advance by the editors.

The ‘General Articles’ section of the GYIL is open to submissions from the entire academic community and is independently peer-reviewed by a board of renowned experts.

All work submitted will be scrutinised based on its intellectual quality and its advancement of academic discourse. The editors have thus decided to issue a general call for papers, inviting interested parties to submit contributions for consideration for inclusion in the forthcoming edition. Those interested in publishing a General Article in the GYIL should submit a manuscript conforming with the house style of the GYIL (which is available on request or via our website) dealing with any topic of interest in the field of public international law to the editors by 1 September 2013. The length of the paper should be 10,000 ‐12,500 words inclusive of footnotes. Potential authors are also requested to include a brief biographical statement, including information regarding current academic affiliations and general research interests. All inquiries and materials should be addressed to the assistant editors of the GYIL via e‐mail:

More information can be found at our website: or via the website of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law:


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