Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict


Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict

The Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (JILPAC) is an international law journal published quarterly by the Secretary General of the German Red Cross, Berlin, and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict. It was initially founded in 1988 and started off as a mere German publication named "Humanitäres Völkerrecht - Informationsschriften" (HuV-I). The Journal is addressed towards lawyers, people interested in the legal and political scene and members of humanitarian organisations.

The Journal's content

The journal is unique among German publications as it features articles both in German and in English. This ensures that articles from renowned scholars who do not speak German are included and it also widens the scope of potential readers. Thus, it was recognised in projects of the United Nations (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as well as in publications in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The content of the journal mainly consists of scientific articles on the implementation of international humanitarian law, human rights and peace-keeping law. It features relevant and up to date articles on topics or events such as the Gulf war, the conflict in former Yugoslavia, rights of children, the protection of cultural good the development of international criminal justice, the was in Iraq, September 11, the Caucasus, the war in Afghanistan, the war in Lebanon, the Global Was on Terrorism, the debate concerning the prohibition of cluster bombs.

Editors and Contributors

The board of editors is composed of members of the Institute: Dr. habil. Hans-Joachim Heintze, Prof. Dr. Joachim Wolf, Dr. Sven Peterke and Jeannette Bell (M.A.).One of the aims of the journal is to combine academic examination and practical usefulness for the dissemination of international humanitarian law. For this reason, every issue focuses on the dissemination work of the German Red Cross as well as on recent international law case law. Further contributions are a lexicon on terms of international humanitarian law and reviews of conferences and new books. The following experts are amongst the contributors to the Journal: G. Aldrich, M. Bothe, M. Delmas-Marty, W. Fenrick, B. Ferencz, H. Fischer, D. Forsythe, D. Fleck, H.-P. Gasser, L. Green, W. Heintschel v. Heinegg, H.-J. Heintze, K. Ipsen, F. Kalshoven, M. Meyer, K. Partsch, A. Pellet, A. Roberts, M. Sassoli, A. de Zayas.


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