Professor Šturma elected Chair of the International Law Commission

30.04.2019 20:55

On 29 April 2019, Professor Pavel Šturma was elected Chair of the International Law Commission at the beginning of its 71st session. This is a great success and recognition of prof. Šturma’s work. The election shows high respect commanded by prof. Šturma among international law experts. It is also a great success of the Czech Republic and its science of international law.

Professor Šturma teaches at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague, where he is also head of the International Law Department. He was elected member of ILC for period 2017-2021. Before that he was already member for period 2012-2016.

The International Law Commission was established in 1947 to encourage the progressive development of international law and its codification. It is composed of 34 experts elected by UN General Assembly. The ILC holds annual sessions in Geneva where its members discuss various topics from international law and thus encourage its development. In past, the ILC prepared many universal treaties, e. g. in the field of diplomatic law or the law of treaties.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic


Call for papers for Volume 10 (2019) of the Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law (CYIL)

13.03.2019 15:19

The Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law invites contributions to its Special Issue reflecting the Tenth anniversary of our journal.

2019 is the year of several important anniversaries. We have selected the 50 years of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969) 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 1919, namely the Paris Peace Conference, 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 15 April 2019 and full contributions by 30 May 2018.  

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 Special Issue, 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 30 May 2019. 

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. 10 will be published in October 2019.

Prof. Pavel Šturma
President of the CSIL


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