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The International & Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ) publishes papers on public and private international law, comparative law, human rights and European law, and is one of the world's leading journals covering all these areas. Since it was founded in 1952 the ICLQ has built a reputation for publishing innovative and original articles within the various fields, and also spanning them, exploring the connections between the subject areas. It offers both academics and practitioners wide topical coverage, without compromising rigorous editorial standards.

Under the general editorship of Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG, OBE MA DPhil (Bristol) and Professor Spyros Maniatis, the journal continues to attract scholarship of the highest standard from around the world, which contributes to the maintenance of its truly international frame of reference. The 'Short Articles' section enables the discussion of contemporary legal issues and 'Book Reviews' highlight the most important new publications in these various fields. The ICLQ is the journal of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and is published by Cambridge University Press.

Articles may be submitted via ScholarOne and the Editors continue to welcome contributions which are selected on the basis of excellence, reflecting the independence of the Quarterly and the Institute as a whole. Instructions for contributors may be found here.

The ICLQ has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuters' products and services and is indexed and abstracted in the Social Sciences Citation Index, the Journals Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition and Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Editorial Board

General Editor: Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG, OBE, Professor of Public International Law, University of Bristol

Joint General Editor: Professor Spyros Maniatis, Director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Managing Editor: Anna Riddell-Roberts, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Ian Cram, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, University of Leeds
Paula Giliker, Professor of Comparative Law, University of Bristol
Christine Gray, Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge
Robert McCorquodale, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Nottingham
Dominic McGoldrick, Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham
Louise Merrett, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge
Alex Mills, University College London

Contributions to the International and Comparative Law Quarterly express the views of their authors and not necessarily the views of the Board of Editors or of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

ICLQ Annual Lecture

Each year in Spring the ICLQ honours one of the most interesting contributions from the previous year by inviting the author to deliver it as a Lecture at BIICL in London.

This event has been running since 2011 when it was first initiated to celebrate 60 years of the running of the Journal. It draws a diverse audience from varying backgrounds and provides an opportunity for our readers to meet our Editorial Board and learn more about the workings of the Journal. It is generously sponsored by our publishers, Cambridge University Press.

It is also the occasion upon which we award the Young Scholar Prize to the recipient from the previous year.

The topic of the lecture is rotated to cover all our fields of interest, public and private international law, European law, human rights law and comparative law.

Past Lectures

2021 -Professor Simon Chesterman, Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of Legal Personality  

2020 -Professor Philippa Webb and Dr Rosana Garciandia, Modern Slavery: Uncovering and Bridging the Gap

2019 - Panos Koutrakos, Judicial Review in the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy

2018 - John Eekelaar and Fareda Banda, International Conception of the Family

2017 - Christof Heyns, Dapo Akande, Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne and Thompson Chengeta, The Right to Life and the International Law Framework Regulating the Use of Armed Drones

2016 - Sandra Fredman, Foreign Fads Or Fashions? The Role Of Comparativism In Human Rights Law

2015 - Jonathan Hill, Determining the Seat of an International Arbitration: Party Autonomy and the Interpretation of Arbitration Agreements

2014 - Mindy Chen-Wishart, Legal Transplant and Undue Influence: Lost in Translation or a Working Misunderstanding?

2013 - Myriam Hunter-Henin, Why the French Don't Like the Burqa: LaÏcité, National Identity and Religious Freedom

2012 - Trevor Hartley, Assignment of Contractual Claims under the Rome I Regulation: Choice

2011 - Christine Bell and Catherine O'Rourke, Peace negotiations and Gender Justice: Women and UNSC 1325

Young Scholar Prize

Each year the ICLQ awards a prize to the author of the best paper who was aged 35 or under at the time of submission.

The Young Scholar Prize winner receives a certificate and £250 worth of Cambridge University Press books, generously donated by the publisher of the Journal.

They are also invited to discuss their paper and their research more broadly with the Editor in Chief on the occasion of the Annual Lecture.

Previous Receipients

2018 - Barrie Sander 'History on Trial: Historical Narrative Pluralism Within and Beyond International Criminal Courts'

2017 - Pok Yin Stephenson Chow 'Reservations as Unilateral Acts? Examining the International Law Commission's Approach to Reservations'.

2016 - Daniel Costelloe 'Treaty Succession in Annexed Territory'.

2015 - Matthew Nicholson 'The Political Unconscious the English Foreign Act of State and Non-Justiciability Doctrine(s)'.

2014 - Bharat Malkani 'The Obligation to Refrain from Assisting the Use of the Death Penalty'.

2013 - Fernando Lusa Bordin 'Reflections of Customary International Law: The Authority of Codification Conventions and ILC Draft Articles in International Law'

2012 - Ugljesa Grusic 'Jurisdiction in Employment Matters under Brussels I: A Reassessment'

2011 - Nicholas Diebold 'Standards of Non-Discrimination in International Economic Law'

2010 - TT Arvind 'The 'Transplant Effect' in Harmonization'

2009 - Joshua Karton 'Contract Law in International Commercial Arbitration: the Case of Suspension of Performance'

Publishing Workshop

This annual workshop is aimed at those starting out in an academic career and wanting to make the most out of the publishing opportunities available to them.

With expertise from several noted academics with many prestigious publications under their belts and roles on the Boards of various law journals, and from one of the world's leading academic publishers Cambridge University Press, each year this workshop helps young authors to tailor their manuscript for submission to both journals and book publishers; learn how to conduct peer review, and keep up to date with what they need to know about publishing in an Open Research environment.

Running since 2018, this concise afternoon of presentations followed by a Q&A session is designed to allow young scholars to tap into the knowledge of our speakers and troubleshoot their own work. It is run in collaboration with Cambridge University Press who publish the Journal.

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