Call for Papers: New Zealand Yearbook of International Law

Written by uwlegalscholarship   // November 21, 2012   // Comments Off

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The New Zealand Yearbook of International Law will release volume 9 (2011) next month. The editors seek submissions for volume 10; they “are keen to receive submissions on any issue of public international law.  Preference will be given to articles focusing on issues of relevance to New Zealand, the Pacific, Antarctica and Australia.” The submission deadline is May 1, 2013.

The New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, launched in June 2004, is an annual, internationally refereed publication intended to stand as a reference point for legal materials and critical commentary on issues of public international law. The Yearbook serves as a valuable tool in the determination of trends, state practice and policies in the development of international law in New Zealand, the Pacific region, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica and to generate scholarship in those fields. In this regard the Yearbook contains an annual ‘Year-in-Review’ of developments in international law of particular interest to New Zealand as well as dedicated sections to the South Pacific and to Antarctica.

The Editor of the 2012 Yearbook is Natalie Baird (University of Canterbury, NZ) (Natalie.Baird [at] and Angela Woodward (Programme Director, VERTIC) is the Associate Editor. The Editors are advised by members of the Advisory Board who are leading New Zealand – based and international academics and practitioners within the field of international law.

The Editors call for both short notes and commentaries, and longer in-depth articles, for publication in the 2012 edition of the Yearbook (volume 10). Notes and commentaries should be between 3,000 – 7,000 words (including footnotes). Articles may be from 8,000 to 15,000 words (including footnotes).

The Editors seek contributions on any issue of public international law. The Editors are particularly interested in receiving submissions that are relevant to New Zealand, Australasia, the Pacific, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

The closing date for submissions is 1 May 2013.

Submissions should be provided in English, using MSWord-compatible word processing software, and delivered by email to the General Editor at .

Contributions must be original unpublished works and submission of contributions will be held to imply this. Manuscripts must be word-processed and in compliance with the New Zealand Law Style
Guide (2nd edition). The Guide is available online at

Further details on the Yearbook and the table of contents
for volumes 1 – 8 are available online at:


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