The Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies seeks to explore the application of international law to humanitarian crises and, more specifically, to examine the role that this legal framework plays in protecting human security during times of emergency.

Call for Papers – Volume 10(1)

JIHLS is now accepting contributions for Volume 10(1), which will be published in late 2019. The Journal publishes full length articles (of no more than 10,000 words), shorter commentaries and case comments (4,000 words), and book reviews (1,500 words). The

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Expressions of Interest – Reviews Editor

JIHLS is seeking a Reviews Editor to join its editorial team. The Reviews Editor is responsible for the Journal’s Reviews section, which has previously focused on book reviews, but could be expanded to include other types of reviews as appropriate. In

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The Journal welcomes contributions from academics and practitioners alike. It publishes two main categories of papers: articles (8,000–10,000 words) and notes (approximately 4,000 words). The Journal also publishes book reviews (500–1,500 words) and book review essays (2,000–4,000 words).


The Editors-in-Chief of the Journal are Russell Buchan, Emily Crawford and Rain Liivoja. The Journal has an Editorial Board and an Advisory Board.


The Journal is accessible on BrillOnline and is abstracted and indexed in a number of databases.