Friday, April 22, 2011

Special Call for Papers for The Military Law and the Law of War Review


The Military Law and the Law of War Review presents Call for Papers:

The Role and Responsibilities of Legal Advisors in the Armed Forces: Evolution and Present Trends
Articles related to this topic should in principle be between 2500 and 6000 words long(footnotes included) and should be submitted by 15 July 2011 at the latest.The Editorial Board welcomes in particular contributions from current/former civilian/military legal advisors who have experience in this field. Contributions should focus on legal questions associated with the conduct of operations (taking jus in bello and international human rights law, as applicable, duly into account) and may embrace one or more of the strategic, operational, or tactical level perspectives.

The Editorial Board will select papers for publication in The Military Law and the Law of War Review by 31 August 2011.

Military Operations in Libya
Articles discussing legal questions associated with the current military operations in Libya should be submitted by 15 September 2011. The Editorial Board welcomes brief contributions (about 3000 words – footnotes excluded) as well as larger contributions (about 6500 words – footnotes excluded) from practitioners and scholars. Focus areas may include – but are not limited to – questions regarding the interpretation and application of Chapter VII of the UN Charter (e.g. the measures carried in the framework of the ‘No-Fly Zone Plus’ and the embargo operations),including in relation to the Responsibility to Protect (in the context of which recent UN Security Council Resolutions regarding Cote d’Ivoire may also be considered relevant); the manner in which Balkans/Rwanda Lessons Learned have been taken into account in the decision-making process concerning UN Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973; the conduct of operations; and the legal ramifications of the recognition of and cooperation with the Libyan insurgency.

The Editorial Board will select papers for publication in The Military Law and the Law of War Review by 1 November 2011.