About the journal
The London Review of International Law is a peer-reviewed journal for critical, innovative and cutting-edge scholarship on international law. The journal’s essential mission is to publish high-quality research …Find out more
2017 London Review Annual Lecture: Legal Terrain
Speaker: Stuart Elden
Thursday 23 February 2017 starting at 6.30pm
Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre, Main Building, SOAS, University of London
Co-hosted with the Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law at SOAS
Forthcoming special issue
"Gas: we breathe it, we burn it, we weaponise it, we control it. Whether banned, regulated or free-flowing, gas is our immediate environment, connecting us, keeping us warm, keeping us cool, creeping through the cracks. Explosive or sedative, it facilitates killing and curing alike. Gas leaks, escapes, and traverses boundaries, including legal boundaries. Certain gases are subject to international law, but even the most regulated gases may escape, or be unleashed."
The call for submissions is now closed. Find out more about the forthcoming special issue.
Editor's Choice Collection
"Central aims of the London Review are to encourage imaginative thinking, inspire innovative analysis, and promote excellence in writing."
The editorial team has selected a set of articles, which are free to read online.
Watch and Read
2016 London Review Annual lecture: Sheila Jasanoff
On 21st January, 2016 Sheila Jasanoff delivered a lecture entitled 'Subjects of Reason: goods, markets and imaginaries of the global future' at LSE. Click here for the podcast and video of this lecture, or here to read the published lecture free online.
2015 London Review Annual lecture: Judith Butler
On 4th February, 2015, Judith Butler delivered a lecture entitled 'Human Shield' at LSE. Click here for the podcast and video of this lecture. You can read Judith Butler's London Review article 'Human Shields' here.
2014 London Review Annual lecture: Gerry Simpson
In February 2014, Gerry Simpson delivered the inaugural lecture of the London Review, entitled ‘The sentimental life of international law’. To read his full lecture, click here.
London Review on the OUPblog
The killing of Osama bin Laden: the facts are hard to come by, and where is the law?
Daniel Joyce explores the representation of international law in film on the OUPblog. Read his article "Zero Dark Thirty: international law, film and representation" for free in full today.
Invoking the language of ‘savagery’ and ‘barbarism’ in international law debates
Catriona Drew and Matt Craven, editors of the London Review, reflect on the language of ‘savagery’ and ‘barbarism’ in international law debates.