New Goettingen (Göttingen) Journal of International Law (GOJIL) Issue on the Precursors to International Constitutionalism; Call for Papers for Next Issue on the Law and Politics of Indigenous Peoples in International Law

The Goettingen (Göttingen) Journal of International Law (GOJIL) has just published its most recent issue (Volume 4, Number 2) on the precursors to international constitutionalism, especially the development of the German constitutional approach, which is available here.

GOJIL is an e-journal of legal scholarship focusing on International Law. It is the first German international law journal published exclusively in English and is run by students from the University of Goettingen.

Call for Papers

The next issue of GOJIL (Volume 5, Number 1) will focus on the law and politics of indigenous peoples in international law.

Indigenous peoples have received increasing public and scholarly attention over the last decades. They have had a unique journey from colonial times to the beginning of their political presence in the United Nations since the 1970s to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007. The UN’s International Year for the World’s Indigenous Peoples in 1993, as well as the following decades of the world’s indigenous peoples from 1995 to 2004 and 2006 to 2015, indicate the ongoing need to attend to indigenous peoples’ interests. Discourses on indigenous peoples rights and their claim for self-determination are now found beyond international human rights law. Today topics such as intellectual property rights, control over the exploitation of natural resources, the protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions are on the agenda. Underlying all this is the constant debate about an appropriate definition of “indigeneity” and the implementation of indigenous peoples’ rights beyond the Americas, particularly in Asia and Africa. In order to shine a light on the legal and political problems indigenous peoples are facing, GOJIL calls for authors to submit papers on the topic by March 1, 2013. For more information, please email:

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