The Czech Society of International Law is to be the Editor of a new periodical publication focused on International Law. After 40 years from the end of the former Czechoslovak Journal of International Law and almost 20 years from the suspension of publication of Studies in International Law (both periodicals in Czech and Slovak languages), Czech and foreign specialized readers will finally have the new Czech Yearbook of International Law, this time published in English.
The committee of the Czech Society of International Law has formed the provisional Editorial Board and now is working on the preparation of the Vol. 1 of the Yearbook (CYIL).
The provisional Advisory Board of the CYIL already consists of some eminent international and Czech specialists in International Law, incl. Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (Geneva), Prof. Wladyslaw Czaplinski (Warsaw), Prof. Čestmír Čepelka (Prague), Prof. Rainer Hofmann (Frankfurt/Main), Prof. Paul Tavernier (Paris), H.E. Judge Peter Tomka (Vice-President of the ICJ, The Hague).
According to models of other major foreign yearbooks, the CYIL will focus on articles and comments on Public International Law, without precluding the possibility to submit contributions dealing with Private International Law and European Law.
The CYIL took inspiration in similar foreign publications. Therefore the CYIL will have the following structure:
II. Short articles, comments and discussion
IV. Czech practice relating to international law
V. Review of books
VI. Bibliography (Survey of journals)
The Yearbook will appear both in printed (paper) and in Internet version. For this purpose, the Czech Society of International Law has purchased the Web address for the CYIL. Already before the print of the Yearbook, we will offer information about its content on this Web site. There will be the links between the web site of the CSIL and the web site of the Yearbook.
In spite of a number of contributions being already submitted and announced, we have not yet closed the content of the Volume 1.
The deadline for the submission is Tuesday 6 April 2010. The recommended length of articles is 10 to 15 pages in English, including summary (in Czech or another language). The CYIL is a peer-reviewed journal.
Prof. Pavel Šturma
President of the CSIL