The Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies is a biannual peer-reviewed journal published by Brill | Nijhoff.  The objective of the Journal is 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.

The scope of the Journal is broad and it publishes papers on international humanitarian legal issues including but not limited to: the law of international and non-international armed conflict; the protection of human rights during times of armed conflict; international refugee law; military law; disaster law; the law of post-conflict reconstruction; and international criminal law.

The Editors-in-Chief of the Journal are Russell Buchan (University of Sheffield, UK), Emily Crawford (University of Sydney, Australia) and Rain Liivoja (University of Queensland, Australia).

The Journal is now accepting contributions for Volume 12(1), which will be published in June 2021. This edition will focus on the theme of ‘recovery and international law’, and we welcome articles on this topic, which we define broadly to include law reform in the wake of major humanitarian incidents, reparations, transitional justice and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction.

The Journal publishes full-length articles (of no more than 10,000 words excluding footnotes), shorter commentaries and case notes (4,000 words), and book reviews (1,500 words). The Journal welcomes contributions from academics, government and non-governmental organisation officials, military personnel, and practitioners working in the humanitarian field more generally.

Contributions must adhere to the OSCOLA referencing style and follow the Journal’s Instructions for Authors. For contributions to be considered for publication in Volume 12(2) they must be submitted no later than the 31 December 2020.

Any queries may be addressed to the Editors-in-Chief () and proposals to review books should be discussed in advance with the Reviews Editor ().