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Editors
Matt Craven
Catriona Drew
Stephen Humphreys
Andrew Lang
Susan Marks
Gerry Simpson

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 …

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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We’re all data now

Fleur Johns discusses the issues new digital technology possibilities such as 'Big Data' pose to Public International Lawyers. Read her article in the London Review, the Deluge, which her post draws from.

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