Monday, August 2, 2010

Write On! IHL Yearbook

(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers.)

The Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law invites submissions of manuscripts on international humanitarian law. Sponsored by the Hague-based T.M.C. Asser Instituut (prior IntLawGrrls post), this peer-reviewed Yearbook is published annually by T.M.C. Asser Press/CambridgeUniversity Press.
Although papers on any topic related to international humanitarian law are welcome, the editors are especially interested in receiving submissions on the principal theme of their next issue, Volume 13 [2010]. The theme is "Maritime Operations" -- inspired, of course, by recent piracy news, yet broader in its potential scope. Topics might include:
► The applicability of international humanitarian law during counter-piracy operations;
► Detention during maritime operations;
► Maritime security zones;
► Blockades;
► Maritime operations during non-international armed conflicts; and
► Protection of the environment during maritime warfare.
The Yearbook also accepts both articles (ballpark range of 15,000-20,000 words, including footnotes) and shorter pieces on any current development in international humanitarian law. These current developments pieces, which are not limited to the volume's principal theme, typically address international humanitarian law issues that have arisen during the year, including, for example:
► Codification;
► Important publications; and
► Decisions of courts and tribunals.
Submissions should be sent by December 2010, via e-mail to the Yearbook's Managing Editor, Dr. Louise Arimatsu (left), Department of Law, London School of Economics, at Questions may be addressed to her or to the Yearbook's Editor-in-Chief, Professor Michael N. Schmitt, Durham Law School, at

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