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 Journal is aimed at scholars, public officials, military personnel, humanitarian workers, human rights advocates and students.
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 Journal seeks to deepen and broaden the understanding of these legal areas in their own right and in their interplay. The Journal encourages doctrinal, historical and theoretical scholarship, as well as policy-oriented perspectives.
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