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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

cjicl_banner.jpgThe Editors-in-Chief of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL), Barry Solaiman & Catherine Gascoigne, are delighted to announce that Edward Elgar Publishing has agreed to publish the Journal from Volume 6 onwards commencing from 2017. The Journal will be renamed the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ).

The CJICL was established in 2011 by the postgraduate community in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. Every year, about 40 postgraduate students are given the opportunity to volunteer for the Journal in various roles. Additionally, the Journal is fortunate to have an Academic Review Board consisting of 70 academics from around the world who review articles for the Journal. An annual conference is also run which is attended by high-profile international law experts. The keynote speakers for the 2016 conference were former President of the European Court of Human Rights, Judge Dean Spielmann and Professor Horatia Muir Watt.

The takeover of the Journal by Edward Elgar, which was approved by the Members of the Society of the CJICL in June 2016, offers exciting opportunities for the Journal moving forward. Edward Elgar’s commitment to publishing high quality, original scholarship in the field of international law mirrors the aims of the Journal and offers the potential for a stimulating partnership. Some of the key changes include:

  1. As noted above, the name of the Journal will change to the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ), reflecting a future focus solely on international law.
  2. Professor Eyal Benvenisti will take up the post of Honorary Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, providing valuable guidance and direction. This builds upon the Journal’s strong relationship with the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.
  3. The Journal will publish two issues per year, instead of three, in order to ensure that the quality of output is high.
  4. The Journal will be able to harness the network of Edward Elgar Publishing to expand and grow in reputation.
  5. Edward Elgar has made a commitment to publish the Journal over the long-term, ensuring continuity in the opportunities available to postgraduate students in the Faculty of Law for some time to come.

Any queries should be directed to the Editors at