YIHL – Call for Papers on Development and Interpretation of IHL

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

Volume 20 of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (YIHL) will focus on the general theme: ‘The Development and Interpretation of International Humanitarian Law’. Indeed, how does this branch of public international law develop, and how is it interpreted? What is the role of states in the lawmaking process of international humanitarian law? What is the influence of the new commentaries, by the ICRC and the Geneva Academy? And what can be said about the different manuals in this field? What is the influence of new technology on international humanitarian law, and what role has for instance the Tallinn Manual played in this respect? And finally, how do all these interpretations interact with and correlate to international criminal law and other branches of public international law? In addition to this general theme, this Yearbook will also devote a few of its chapters to the conflict in Syria and Iraq.

Moreover, there is of course the possibility to submit articles on international humanitarian law topics not related to the general theme ‘The Development and Interpretation of International  Humanitarian Law;’ and the conflict in Syria and Iraq.

Interested authors should send their submission before 1 October 2017 to the Managing Editor of the YIHL, Dr. Christophe Paulussen (c.paulussen@asser.nl). Articles should be submitted in conformity with the YIHL guidelines. The Editorial Board aims to publish Vol. 20 (2017) at the end of the ensuing year, in December 2018 at the latest

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