Call for papers for Volume 11 (2020) of the Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law (CYIL)

25.03.2020 17:10

The Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law invites contributions to its volume 11 (2020).

2020 is the year of several important anniversaries. We have selected the 70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights (1950) in the context of general international law, as the profile topic for this volume. However, the Special Issue may also reflect upon the international legal aspects of the events which occurred in 1920, when the League of Nations and the Permanent Court of International Justice commenced their work, and to consider the legacy that these events have, or have not, left in international law.

Authors both from the Czech Republic and from other countries are invited to submit their abstracts by 20 April 2020 and full contributions by 31 May 2020.  The recommended length of articles is 10 to 15 pages (Times New Roman font, line-spacing 1.5). The articles should contain a short abstract in English, for the Czech speaking authors, also a short abstract in Czech (max. 10 lines for each of them). Authors are encouraged to follow the style of the previous issues of the journal.

The Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law is a peer-reviewed English-language journal published by the Czech Society of International Law, acting in cooperation with the Czech Branch of the International Law Association.

The first volume appeared in September 2010. Since 2014, the Czech Yearbook has been included in the Czech index of scholarly peer-reviewed journals (RVVI). In 2015, it was included in the SCOPUS database. The Yearbook appears both online and in the printed version.

The CYIL accepts articles and comments on Public International Law, Private International Law and European Law.

I addition to the articles related to the topic of the volume, authors are also invited to submit contributions falling under one of the following rubrics of the CYIL:

  • I. Studies
  • II. Short articles, comments and discussion
  • III. Case-law
  • IV. Czech practice relating to international law
  • V. Review of books

The information on these different rubrics are available on the website of the CYIL (

The deadline for all the submissions is 31 May 2020

The CYIL is a peer-reviewed journal. The submitted manuscripts can be accepted, rejected, or sent for revision. Authors are required to ensure that their contributions have the sufficient quality of English and/or were proofread. By submission of his/her contribution an author gives the consent to publication in printed and on-line version of the journal. The author is entitled to receive a printed copy of the Yearbook and an offprint of his/her article in the PDF form.  

The CYIL, vol. 11 will be published in October or November 2020.

Prof. Pavel Šturma
President of the CSIL


CAHDI Side-Event during UNGA Sixth Committee: “The CAHDI Contribution to the International Law Practice

01.11.2019 16:53

On 31 October 2019, the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in New York and the Council of Europe Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI) organised a side-event in the framework of the “International Law Week” of the UNGA Sixth Committee at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the topic “The CAHDI and its Contribution to the International Law Practice”.

The members of the panel were Mr Petr Válek, the Director of the International Law Department at the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chair of the CAHDI, Professor Pavel Šturma, Chair of the International Law Commission, and Ambassador Emil Ruffer, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe (CoE). Mr Jörg Polakiewicz, Director of Legal Advice and Public International Law at the CoE moderated the side-event.

The Chair of the CAHDI, Director Válek, presented to a full conference room the CAHDI’s activities and concrete results, including publications such as “CAHDI Contribution to Development of Public International Law: Achievements and Future Challenges”. Professor Šturma’s presentation focused on cooperation between the International Law Commission and CAHDI. Finally, Ambassador Ruffer shared practical information on the possibility of obtaining observer status to CAHDI for non-European UN members. In the discussion that followed, a number of states expressed their appreciation of various activities of the CAHDI, a Committee which forms a wide network of legal advisers and thus contributes to the development of international law.

Source: Council of Europe


International Law Commission event at the UN Library Geneva Legal Reading Room

24.06.2019 17:39

On 23 May 2019, on the the 50th anniversary of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, and in celebration of 100 Years of Multilateralism in Geneva, the UN Library Geneva hosted in the Legal Reading Room a special exhibit of League of Nations Archives, UN Archives, and Library collections for members of the International Law Commission. Remarks were delivered by Francesco Pisano, Director of the UN Library Geneva and Pavel Šturma, Chair of the ILC.

Source: UN Library Geneva

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