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EJIL - A Retrospective

As EJIL celebrates its 25th birthday we are offering our readers a Retrospective – an exhibition in which the visitor can glimpse not only the evolution of the Journal but in some respects the last quarter century in the life of international affairs and international law. It has been an intense quarter century (well which isn’t?). When we ideated and then planned and designed the first issue of EJIL the Berlin Wall was still intact. Just. The life of EJIL tracks, thus, the post Cold War world.

In this exhibition there is the main feature and some special exhibits. In this exhibition, we have selected, chronologically, year by year, two or more articles from EJIL . Like curators of an exhibition we had fun but the choice being so rich made the selection hard and ultimately subjective. We tried to choose articles which would give a flavour of the world in which they were written, the diversity of scholarly approaches which has been a hallmark of EJIL since inception and, plain and simply, a ‘good read’ even in some cases after many years. The archive of EJIL (except the current year) is available online, free of charge. Browse the archive of all content here .

Enjoy the Retrospective.

The Exhibits

Main exhibit:a selection of two or more articles from each year of publication, just below. Click to view a full listing of this collection.

Special exhibit 1: We have aggregated into one chronological file all the Tables of Contents of EJIL . It is actually quite entertaining and instructive to browse through these in this chronological fashion, not only for the feel of the times and the feel of the evolving field it will give you but also to spot some of today’s most respected scholars in their youthful productions – maybe some you are not even aware of. We are still in the business of talent-spotting as our readers and authors will be well aware.
Special exhibit 2 : an aggregation into one file of all the Editorials reflecting different styles and different sensibilities of various editors.
Special exhibit 3 : our Book Review Editor, Isabel Feichtner, has selected 25 book reviews, one for each year, memorable for the book or for the Review.
Special exhibit 4 : all the Roaming Charges photographs have been aggregated into one file.
Special exhibit 5 : all the Last Page Poems have been aggregated into one file

Main Exhibit


The Thought of Georges Scelle
Hubert Thierry
Eur J Int Law (1990) 1 (1): 193-209

The Creation of the State of Palestine: Too Much Too Soon?
James Crawford
Eur J Int Law (1990) 1 (1): 307-313


Non-Coercive Sanctions in the United Nations Charter: Some Lessons from the Gulf War
Benedetto Conforti
Eur J Int Law (1991) 2 (1): 110-113

Droit communautaire et liberté d'information au sens de la Convention européenne des droits de l'homme
Frédéric Sudre
Eur J Int Law (1991) 2 (1): 31-57


Thou Shalt Not Oppress a Stranger: On the Judicial Protection of the Human Rights of Non-EC Nationals—A Critique
Joseph H.H. Weiler
Eur J Int Law (1992) 3 (1): 65-91

Rencontres avec Anzilotti
Roberto Ago
Eur J Int Law (1992) 3 (1): 92-99


The Waning of the Sovereign State: Towards a New Paradigm for International-Law?
Christoph Schreuer
Eur J Int Law (1993) 4 (1): 447-471

Recognition of States: A Comment
Danilo Türk
Eur J Int Law (1993) 4 (1): 66-71


Rape and Sexual Abuse of Women in International Law
Christine Chinkin
Eur J Int Law (1994) 5 (1): 326-341

Counter-measures and Dispute Settlement: A Plea for a Different Balance
Bruno Simma
Eur J Int Law (1994) 5 (1): 102-105


Alfred Verdross and Othmar Spann: German Romantic Nationalism, National Socialism and International Law
Anthony Carty
Eur J Int Law (1995) 6 (1): 78-97

The Conclusion and Implementation of the Uruguay Round Results by the European Community
Pieter J. Kuijper
Eur J Int Law (1995) 6 (1): 222-244


The Dayton Agreements and International Law
Paola Gaeta
Eur J Int Law (1996) 7 (2): 147-163

International Humanitarian Law and the Tadic Case
Christopher Greenwood
Eur J Int Law (1996) 7 (2): 265-283


The Myopia of the Handmaidens: International Lawyers and Globalization
Philip Alston
Eur J Int Law (1997) 8 (3): 435-448

The End of History? Reflections on Some International Legal Theses
Susan Marks
Eur J Int Law (1997) 8 (3): 449-477


Sovereignty and Inequality
Benedict Kingsbury
Eur J Int Law (1998) 9 (4): 599-625

Crimes of State and the 1996 Report of the International Law Commission on State Responsibility
Derek William Bowett
Eur J Int Law (1998) 9 (1): 163-173


NATO, the UN and the Use of Force: Legal Aspects
B Simma
Eur J Int Law (1999) 10 (1): 1-22

Ex iniuria ius oritur : are we moving towards international legitimation of forcible humanitarian countermeasures in the world community?
A Cassese
Eur J Int Law (1999) 10 (1): 23-30


The product/process distinction - an illusory basis for disciplining 'unilateralism' in trade policy
R Howse and D Regan
Eur J Int Law (2000) 11 (2): 249-289

The special court for Sierra Leone: some preliminary comments

M Frulli
Eur J Int Law (2000) 11 (4): 857-869


Do Liberal States Behave Better? A Critique of Slaughter's Liberal Theory
José E. Alvarez
Eur J Int Law (2001) 12 (2): 183-246

The ILC's Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts: Completion of the Second Reading
James Crawford, Jacqueline Peel, and Simon Olleson
Eur J Int Law (2001) 12 (5): 963-991


From Unity to Polarization: International Law and the Use of Force against Iraq
Christine Gray
Eur J Int Law (2002) 13 (1): 1-19

A General Stocktaking of the Connections between the Multilateral Dimension of Obligations and Codification of the Law of Responsibility
Pierre-Marie Dupuy
Eur J Int Law (2002) 13 (5): 1053-1081


Measuring the Effects of Human Rights Treaties
Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks
Eur J Int Law (2003) 14 (1): 171-183

The Destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan and International Law
Francesco Francioni and Federico Lenzerini
Eur J Int Law (2003) 14 (4): 619-651


International Institutions Today: An Imperial Global State in the Making
B. S. Chimni
Eur J Int Law (2004) 15 (1): 1-37

The Prohibition of Torture as an International Norm of jus cogens and Its Implications for National and Customary Law
Erika de Wet
Eur J Int Law (2004) 15 (1): 97-121


Targeted Killing of Suspected Terrorists: Extra-Judicial Executions or Legitimate Means of Defence?
David Kretzmer
Eur J Int Law (April 2005) 16 (2): 171-212

International Law in Europe: Between Tradition and Renewal

Martti Koskenniemi
Eur J Int Law (2005) 16 (1): 113-124


Introduction: Global Governance and Global Administrative Law in the International Legal Order
Nico Krisch and Benedict Kingsbury
Eur J Int Law (February 2006) 17 (1): 1-13

Constitutional Conceits: The WTO's 'Constitution' and the Discipline of International Law
Jeffrey L. Dunoff
Eur J Int Law (2006) 17 (3): 647-675


The Nicaragua and Tadić Tests Revisited in Light of the ICJ Judgment on Genocide in Bosnia
Antonio Cassese
Eur J Int Law (2007) 18 (4): 649-668

Max Huber: A Portrait in Outline

Daniel Thürer
Eur J Int Law (2007) 18 (1): 69-80


Human Dignity and Judicial Interpretation of Human Rights
Christopher McCrudden
Eur J Int Law (2008) 19 (4): 655-724

Human Rights and the Magic of Jus Cogens
Andrea Bianchi
Eur J Int Law (2008) 19 (3): 491-508


Humanity as the A and Ω of Sovereignty
Anne Peters
Eur J Int Law (2009) 20 (3): 513-544

National Courts, Domestic Democracy, and the Evolution of International Law
Eyal Benvenisti and George W. Downs
Eur J Int Law (2009) 20 (1): 59-72


Immunities of State Officials, International Crimes, and Foreign Domestic Courts
Dapo Akande and Sangeeta Shah
Eur J Int Law (2010) 21 (4): 815-852

Debating the Future of the European Court of Human Rights after the Interlaken Conference: Two Innovative Proposals
Helen Keller, Andreas Fischer and Daniela Kühne
Eur J Int Law (2010) 21 (4): 1025-1048


Are Sovereigns Entitled to the Benefit of the International Rule of Law?
Jeremy Waldron
Eur J Int Law (2011) 22 (2): 315-343

Re-Introducing Walther Schücking

Christian J. Tams
Eur J Int Law (2011) 22 (3): 725-739


International Law and Global Public Goods in a Legal Pluralist World
Gregory Shaffer
Eur J Int Law (2012) 23 (3): 669-693

Free Lunches? WTO as Public Good, and the WTO’s View of Public Goods

Petros C. Mavroidis
Eur J Int Law (2012) 23 (3): 731-742


The Fog of Victory
Gabriella Blum
Eur J Int Law (2013) 24 (1): 391-421

How Cyber Changes the Laws of War
Jack Goldsmith
Eur J Int Law (2013) 24 (1): 129-138


Social Capital in the Arbitration Market
Sergio Puig
Eur J Int Law (2014) 25 (2): 387-424

The Politics of Interest in International Law

Mónica García-Salmones Rovira
Eur J Int Law (2014) 25 (3): 765-793

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