Call for Papers: Opening Access, Closing the Knowledge Gap?
International law is, by definition, a global discipline. Yet in practice, scholarly discourse often remains hampered by the borders of national publishing cultures and fora. The voices that are most...
Editorial #13: Beyond the Written Word
It is this time of the year again – as always in the past years, we would like to begin the new year on Völkerrechtsblog looking back on the previous...
Editorial #12: Sinterklaas and Something to Look Forward To
Finally, the most wonderful month of the year is here! For many among us, the start of December is a reminder of the long list of tasks we still want...
Editorial #11: Here is to Blogposts, Editors and Authors! Cheers!
Journal articles are okay but blogposts go all the way! The road to publication of journal articles (let’s not even dwell on the process for books) is often paved with...
Editorial #10: On Equal Access to the International Legal Profession
The interns' room at Palais Wilson, hosting most of the UN's human rights activities, is a pleasant room with a gorgeous view of Lake Geneva. In contrast, the entry door...
Editorial #9: On Changes, New Beginnings and Continuities
A new academic year is about to start in many jurisdictions around the globe. Völkerrechtsblog is back after the summer break in Europe with some important personal news: We are...
Editorial #8: On Space
This month, Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, Wally Mark and Oliver Daeman travelled past the Karman Line for ten minutes of outer space orbit. The New Shepard’s flight on July 21,...
Editorial #7: On Reviews
After James Crawford’s first book, The Creation of States in International Law, his revised doctoral dissertation, was published in 1979, the reviews were split. Colin Warbrick in International Affairs enthusiastically...
Spätestens mit ihrer Erwähnung in den Fußnotenapparaten von Kommentaren, Handbüchern und höchstgerichtlichen Urteilen haben sich Wissenschaftsblogs als fester Bestandteil des juristischen Publikationssystems etabliert. Das Fach zeigt sich dennoch nach wie...
Editorial #6: On Silence
As so frequently in the past, the world had its eyes turned towards the Middle East where the worst fighting in years erupted between Israelis and Palestinians in May 2021....
International, abwechslungsreich, politisch?
„Du studierst Völkerrecht? – Wirst du Diplomat*in?“ – so (oder so ähnlich) könnte man sich als aufstrebende*r Jurist*in im Schwerpunktstudium den Beginn einer Unterhaltung mit (fachfremden) Kommiliton*innen vorstellen. Auch wenn...
Editorial #5: On Planet Earth and Beyond
In our last editorial, my colleagues have reflected upon some recent evolutions on the Völkerrechtsblog, such as the diversification of our communication methods and the increased publishing pace. While not...
An Ever-Faster Blog?
A year ago, the world stood still. Germany – like most European countries – had just entered its first Corona-lockdown. We all went through many different phases since, and this...
Editorial #3 – International crime, Earth and theory
Calendars blessed us with a square-shaped February 2021 – the month began on a Monday, the 1st of February, and ended on Sunday, 28th of February. All four weeks aligned...
Editorial #2 – New beginnings
Is it a stretch to say that 2021 has started with a lot of hope? A severe pandemic is still ongoing. Without proper political action, it will continue to increase...
Looking back on a special year
Following what has become a tradition, we start the new year on the blog with a little overview of the most read articles of the last year. While usually, this...
A blog with more than just articles
A blog like ours primarily lives off interesting articles. Ideally, our posts offer new perspectives or critiques, cover current developments or excavate neglected discourses. Behind these articles stand knowledgeable and...
Introducing Völkerrechtsblog 3.0
Welcome to Völkerrechtsblog 3.0! We are very happy to introduce you to our completely redesigned and modernized website. Six years into its existence, Völkerrechtsblog receives a new logo and design...
Most-read posts in 2019 and other insights from our backend
After a little break, we start 2020 with an overview of the 15 most-read posts in 2019 and some other interesting numbers from our statistics. What is striking is that...
Help us to improve Völkerrechtsblog!
Ever wanted to give us some feedback? This is your chance! Völkerrechtsblog will get a new website, and before we start the reform process we would like to hear your...
Das Team stellt sich vor / Introducing our team
Wer steht eigentlich hinter dem Völkerrechtsblog? Anlässlich unseres 5-jährigen Bestehens möchten wir uns vorstellen - und erklären, was uns an der Blogarbeit begeistert. In den nächsten Monaten wird unser Team...
Happy Birthday, Völkerrechtsblog!
Today exactly five years ago, our first post went online. To celebrate a birthday with a blog means to celebrate what fills the blog with life: its articles, its authors,...
New Collaboration between Völkerrechtsblog and Ruhr University Bochum’s Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
From 2019 onwards, Völkerrechtsblog is regularly publishing Bofaxe: academic snapshots of up-to-the minute news in international law as produced by international law researchers at the Ruhr University Bochum’s Institute for International...
Since its inception in 2014, Völkerrechtsblog has been run by dedicated volunteers who spent countless hours of their spare time, and sometimes even their own money, on the blog. As...
Völkerrecht 2.0 – es ist angerichtet
Dana Schmalz und Michael Riegner (für die Redaktion des Völkerrechtsblogs) Hier ist er, der neue Völkerrechtsblog. Noch erinnert er an den Blick auf einen gedeckten Tisch in Erwartung einer großen...