Call for Papers: The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (NYIL) 2014 (volume 45)




Between Pragmatism and Predictability: Temporariness in International Law

 Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstract submissions must be between 300-500 words in length
  • It should be accompanied by a short resume.
  • You are required to submit your documents to [email protected].
  • Any queries may be directed to the managing editor of the NYIL, Monika Ambrus at [email protected].
  • Final papers to be submitted after the applicants are notified about the same.
  • The final papers should be around 8,000 words.


  • Abstract submission: August 15, 2013.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by late August.
  • Final paper submission: March 31, 2014.


  • Rule of law and temporariness: how is the international rule of law affected by the existence and creation of temporary legal subjects.
  • State hood state responsibility and temporariness: How is the concept of statehood and state responsibility influenced by temporariness both theoretically and in practice.
  • International institutional law and temporariness: How does temporariness influence institutional law.
  • ICTY and ICTR and international (criminal) law: How are the advance planning, closure or referrals made, how do they affect international law.
  • Fight against terrorism and/or state of emergency and international (human rights) law: How does this temporary phenomenon affect international law in terms of law-making implementation/interpretation on the short and long term.
  • Climate change and international law: what is the effect of climate change as a temporary and changing phenomenon on general international law and on specific fields of international law (e.g. human rights, criminal law, trade law, environmental law).
  • Belligerent groups and temporariness in international law: What happens to laws that are adopted – possibly illegally – by an occupant, how it affects international law.


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