Call for Papers: Cambridge International Law Journal

Deadline: 10/25/20

Organization: Cambridge International Law Journal

About the Issue:

The Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) publishes two issues per year: one open-call issue published in June and one Annual Conference issue published in December.

The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal is pleased to invite submissions for its tenth anniversary volume (issues to be published in June and December 2021.)

The Board welcomes long articles, short articles and case notes that engage with current themes in international law.

To celebrate the journal’s tenth anniversary, Issue 1 will include a special section that reflects on seminal changes and developments in international law over the last decade.

The Board is particularly interested in contributions on this theme, which will be published as part of the special section. Other contributions will be published as part of the general section of Issue 1.

Submissions are to be made by 11:59 pm (BST) on Sunday, 25 October 2020 via our online platform accessible here. For full submission instructions for authors, please visit Further information can be obtained from the Editors-in-Chief at

All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by the Journal’s Editorial Board. In addition, long articles are sent to the Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. Submissions can be made at any time. Articles submitted by 25 October 2020 will be considered for Volume 10 Issue 1.

So Yeon Kim and Tom Boekestein
Editors-in-Chief for Cambridge International Law Journal (Volume 10)

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Call for Papers @ International Journal of Discrimination and the Law Editors Nicole Busby and Grace James

Submissions Deadline: 31 October 2020
Manuscripts will be considered as they are received Martha Fineman’s vulnerability theory is premised on an understanding of the human condition as one of universal and constant vulnerability. As human beings, our embodied state leaves us susceptible to
continuous change in our well-being and our embeddedness in social institutions and arrangements and the nature and operation of those institutions enable us, to varying degrees, to build and exercise resilience. Fineman’s notion of the universal body, ‘understood as prior to the social or political, as independent of existing or imagined ethical, or moral social arrangements’1 provides a useful starting point for thinking about the effects of and responses to the Covid-19 pandemic across different states and
within different legal contexts.

The editors of this special issue are interested in submissions which interrogate how states have historically organised their social welfare responses to vulnerability and how those social arrangements have mitigated or exacerbated the effects of the pandemic. Such insights may provide commentaries on how governmental responses should be devised and supported using the lessons learned. Rather than framing these interrogations and responses by way of a traditional non-discrimination approach which distinguishes between individuals and groups on the grounds of their perceived specific vulnerabilities, analyses should start from the perspective of our shared universal vulnerability as embodied beings. In this way we seek to explore how the corporeal manifestations of the pandemic are reflected, deflected and reproduced in and by the state in its various guises and within different contexts by way of pre-existing institutions, relationships and the arrangements that flow from them and to identify the route out of this that a vulnerability perspective offers.

Contributions are welcome which explore experiences of the pandemic within a single state, geographical region or through a comparative approach and which consider the impact of the pandemic on one area of law and/or policy (for example, family law, social security law, medical law, economic law, employment law, etc.) or across legal and policy frameworks more generally.

Relevant questions for consideration include:
 How has the state’s historical conceptions of vulnerability impacted on its responses to the current pandemic?
 Has the focus on ‘particularised bodies’ limited state responses to Covid-19?
 What has the pandemic revealed about the current construction of social relationships and institutions and how might a vulnerability approach be used in response?

 What do state responses to Covid-19 tell us about the current construction of the human body
in legal and policy frameworks?
 What does the pandemic tell us about the role of legal subjectivity in constructing the
relationships and institutions that order society for everyone?
 What has the pandemic exposed regarding who bears the burdens for the social reproduction of
society and its institutions and how might this be impacted in future?
 What might the crisis mean for reimagining the ‘responsive state’?

How to Submit
Contributions of between 8,000-10,00 words (including references) are welcome. Submissions should comply with the guidance available here: and will be subject to full peer review. Submit your manuscript online by 31st October 2020 at:
Please feel free to contact the editors, Nicole Busby ( or Grace James ( if you require more information.

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