Melbourne Journal of International Law

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Melbourne Journal of International Law  
Melbourne Journal of International Law logo.jpg
DisciplineInternational law
LanguageEnglish
Edited byJake Herd, Sarah Waring and Elizabeth Wright
Publication details
Publication history
2000–present
Publisher
FrequencyBiannual
Standard abbreviations
Melb. J. Int'l L.
Melb. J. Int. Law
Indexing
ISSN1444-8602
LCCN2001222127
OCLC no.45753327
Links

The Melbourne Journal of International Law ('MJIL') is a biannual peer-reviewed law review associated with Melbourne Law School which covers all areas of public and private international law. It was established in 2000 and is one of two student-run law journals at the University of Melbourne (the other being the Melbourne University Law Review). Together with the Melbourne University Law Review, the Journal produces the Australian Guide to Legal Citation. MJIL is edited and managed by an editorial board of around 70 law students of Melbourne Law School, overseen by three Editors, Faculty Advisors and an Advisory Board. Students are selected to be part of the editorial board via a rigorous process based on their abilities, aptitude, enthusiasm and editing skills.

The 2019 Editors are Jake Herd, Sarah Waring and Elizabeth Wright.

History[edit]

Establishment[edit]

MJIL was established in 2000 by its founding Editors: Suzan Davies, Peter Henley, Kalika Jayasekera, Amanda Rologas and Tracy Whiriskey; and the Law Faculty of the University of Melbourne. The journal was established in recognition of the shortage of academic and practice-oriented material dealing with the Asia-Pacific region’s relationship with both private and public international law.

Objectives[edit]

MJIL is a generalist international law academic journal. Its content encompasses both private and public international law. MJIL aims to provide a forum for the informed and considered discussion of contemporary international issues. The Journal was established as a forum for academics to publish modern perspectives on international law. It is invested in publishing a wide range of styles, perspectives and opinions through articles, case notes, book reviews, review essays and commentaries.

Notable Contributors[edit]

Past Symposiums and Special Focus Issues[edit]

The Journal produces symposium issues devoted to particular aspects of international law. Past symposium and special focus issues include:

  • 'Climate Justice and International Environmental Law: Rethinking the North-South Divide’ (2009)
  • International Humanitarian Law (2007)
  • 'The Cultures of Human Rights' (2006)
  • ‘International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law: The Future, the Present and the Past’ (2012)
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership (2016)

Advisors[edit]

MJIL is supported by the Law Faculty of the University of Melbourne. Those with an asterix next to their name are also Faculty Advisors to the Editors.

Advisory Board[edit]

The Advisory Board is composed of Melbourne Law School faculty members and provides guidance to the Editorial Board on matters of content and policy. The current members of the Advisory Board are:

  • Professor Alison Duxbury (Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Michelle Foster (Programme Director, International Refugee Law, Institute for International Law and the Humanities; Professor and Associate Dean (Research), Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Richard Garnett (Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne; Consultant, Herbert Smith Freehills)
  • Professor Kirsty Gover (Programme Director, Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law; Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Andrew Kenyon (Director, Centre for Media and Communications Law, The University of Melbourne; Professor and Deputy Dean, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Tim McCormack (Special Advisor on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Andrew D Mitchell* (Director, Global Economic Law Network, The University of Melbourne; Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Anne Orford (Michael D Kirby Professor of International Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Associate Professor Bruce Oswald CSC* (Director, Asia-Pacific Centre for Military Law, The University of Melbourne; Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Dianne Otto (Director, Institute for International Law and the Humanities, The University of Melbourne; Programme Co-Director, International Human Rights Law Program, Institute for International Law and the Humanities; Francine V McNiff Professor in Human Rights Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Sundhya Pahuja (Programme Director, Law and Development, Institute for International Law and the Humanities; Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Jacqueline Peel* (Programme Director, International Environmental Law, Institute for International Law and the Humanities; Programme Director, Centre for Resources, Environmental and Energy Law, The University of Melbourne; Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor John Tobin* (Programme Co-Director, International Human Rights Law, Institute for International Law and the Humanities; Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Tania Voon (Programme Director, Global Trade, Institute for International Law and the Humanities; Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
  • Associate Professor Margaret Young (Director of Studies, Environmental Law, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne; Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)

Honorary Advisory Board[edit]

The Honorary Advisory Board is composed of scholars and legal practitioners who have made an outstanding contribution to international law and who have contributed to MJIL and its running. The current members of the Honorary Advisory Board are:

  • Professor Philip Alston (John Norton Pomeroy Professor, New York University School of Law; UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights)
  • Professor Hilary Charlesworth (Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow
  • Director, Centre for International Governance and Justice, Regulatory Institutions Network, College of Asia and the Pacific; )
  • Professor Christine Chinkin (Professor of International Law, London School of Economics and Political Science William W Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan Law School Barrister, Matrix Chambers)
  • Professor James Crawford AC SC (Judge, International Court of Justice
  • Former Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge)
  • The Hon Elizabeth Evatt AC (Former Member, United Nations Human Rights Committee; Former Chief Justice (1976–88) of the Family Court of Australia
  • Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists)
  • Mr Francis Gurry (Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization)
  • Professor James C Hathaway (James E and Sarah A Degan Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School; Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Refugee Law, University of Amsterdam; Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Mary Hiscock (Emeritus Professor of Law, Bond University)
  • Mr William Holder (Former Deputy General Counsel, Legal Department, International Monetary Fund)
  • The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG (Commissioner, United Nations Development Programme, Global Commission on HIV and the Law; Chair, Human Rights Council, Commission of Inquiry on the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (2013–14); Former Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996–2009); Former United Nations Special Representative for Human Rights in Cambodia (1993–96))
  • Professor Geoffrey Lindell (Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne; Adjunct Professor, Law School, The University of Adelaide)
  • The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM (Non-Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal; Former Justice (1972–87) and Chief Justice (1987–95) of the High Court of Australia)
  • Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD FAAL (Emeritus Professor, The University of Sydney; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of South Australia; Former Judge Ad Hoc, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea)
  • Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs (Former President, Australian Human Rights Commission; Former Dean of Law, The University of Sydney; Former Director, British Institute for International and Comparative Law)

Australian Guide to Legal Citation[edit]

In collaboration with the Melbourne University Law Review, the Journal publishes the Australian Guide to Legal Citation. The Australian Guide to Legal Citation is the most widely used legal citation style-guide in the Australian legal community.

Former Editors[edit]

  • 2019 - Jake Herd, Sarah Waring and Elizabeth Wright
  • 2018 - Anna Boháčová, Eliah Castiello and Michael McArdle
  • 2017 - Mimi Oorlof, Lachlan Sievert and Adaena Sinclair-Blakemore
  • 2016 - Justin Browne, Kara Connolly and Anna Saunders
  • 2015 - Holly Cao, Monique MacRitchie and James Nunez
  • 2014 - Houston Ash, Ashley Kendall and Sarah Sapuppo
  • 2013 - Chelsea Driessen, Timothy Gordon and Candice Parr
  • 2012 - Martin Clark, Nuwan Dias and Eamonn Kelly
  • 2011 - Sam Naparstek, Tiong Tjin Saw and Suzanne Zhou
  • 2010 - Tim Farhall, Christopher Hibbard and Mary Quinn
  • 2009 - Laura Bellamy, Sara Dehm and Jeremy Leung
  • 2008 - Rebecca Hughes, May-Ling Low and Zach Meyers
  • 2007 - Brownwyn Reddan, Natasha Sung and Robert Walker
  • 2006 - Frances Dunn, Fergus Green and Chian Kee
  • 2005 - Laura Deschamps, Megan Donaldson and Chris Thomas
  • 2004 - Anthony Goh, Michael Jukes and Mehnaz Yoosuf
  • 2003 - Beth Midgley, Daniel Perkins and Heidi Stabb
  • 2002 - Fahim Ahad, Elliot Friedman and Alexia Mayer
  • 2001 - Claudio Bozzi, Andrew Hudson, Christopher Haan and Jeldee Robertson
  • 2000 - Suzan Davies, Kalika Jayasekera, Amanda Rologas, Peter Henley and Tracy Whiriskey

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