The protection of the environment has become a prominent concern of international law as ecological crises have taken centre stage. Beyond the specific field of international environmental law, a growing preoccupation for environmental issues has emerged in distinct disciplines of international law, from human rights to ius in bello and transitional justice. To stimulate reflection on different approaches to protect our environment and address its degradation, International Law Blog invites submissions on the following, non-exhaustive, list of topics:

  • The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment;
  • The obligations of states in respect of climate change, historical responsibilities, intergenerational justice and the role of climate litigation;
  • Global commons and the draft agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction;
  • The transnational movement to recognise rights for nature and extend legal personhood to ecosystems and natural entities;
  • The role of the criminal law in protecting the environment and the criminalisation of ecocide;
  • The protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts;
  • Environmental peacebuilding and the impact of environmental issues in peace processes.

Submission Guidelines 

  • This is an open-ended call; our team will review submissions on a rolling basis as soon as we receive them. Selected contributions will be published in May and June 2023.
  • Proposed contributions should be sent to accompanied by a short bio or CV of the Author(s). Authors may also attach an image to illustrate the post.
  • Contributions should not exceed 1500 words in length.
  • All the relevant sources should be cited in footnotes (OSCOLA standards apply) or hyperlinked within the text.
  • Submissions should be the original and unpublished work of the author.

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