Call for Papers| SPIL International Law Journal: Volume II: Submit by Jan 31

About the SPIL

Students for the Promotion of International Law(SPIL), Mumbai is a student organisation based in Government Law College. In the past, the organization has successfully organized several events, including a lecture on the working of the International Criminal Court by Professor William Burke-White of the University of Pennsylvania, a Model United Nations – Student Exchange Program with students of the School of International Relations, Tehran and the Government Law College International Law Summit- which is held annually.  SPIL Mumbai also regularly organizes workshops on the basics of International Law, which have an overwhelming response from Law students across colleges and holds various events, papers, lectures, workshops and Intra College International Law Competitions.

About the SPIL International Law Journal

SPIL is back with SPIL International Law Journal,2022 [Vol. II].  The International Law Journal (ILJ) is published by the Students for Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Mumbai which is a student body that cynosures International Law. In an attempt to facilitate legal studies, Students for the Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Mumbai publishes the ‘International Law Journal’, its yearly publication. SPIL encourages the submission of papers on an array of topics chosen from the vast, intriguing field of international law. SPIL presents various opportunities to enrich your understanding of international law through legal writing. The research that is put in, coupled with the presentation and expression of thoughts in writing allows one to grasp fundamental concepts in this field clearly. The students in this process attune their ability to coherently present their research and formulate an opinion in accordance with their own understanding in matters of International Law.


Submissions are invited on any topic of contemporary relevance in the area of International Law.

Submission categories

Submissions may be in the form of the following categories –

Articles: Papers that comprehensively analyze a theme and engage with all the existing literature in it. An article should be in between 6000 and 10000 words exclusive of footnotes.
Essays: Papers that concisely analyze specific contemporary issues in the field of international law. It should be between 4000 and 6000 words exclusive of footnotes.
Case Notes and/or Legislative Commentaries: Notes and commentaries must discuss or critique a recent judgment, landmark case or any recent legislation or bill before Parliament or State legislature. It should be between 1500 and 3000
words exclusive of footnotes.

Submission Guidelines

Abstract Word Limit: 200 words
Co-authorship: Allowed up to 2 authors
Method of Citation: The ILJ follows ‘Harvard Bluebook 20th Edition’ style of referencing.
The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman size 12 with 1.5 line spacing and Justified Alignment. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman size 10 with single line spacing.


Original submissions are invited from undergraduate and post graduate students, industry practitioners, academicians and research scholars.

Submission Procedure

Submissions: In electronic form to [email protected]
Subject Heading: ‘ILJ Vol. II Submission: <submission category>

All manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and relevant contact information.


The last date for submission of ‘SPIL ILJ Volume II’ of the International Law Journal is 31st January, 2022. Submissions sent after the deadline will not be considered for publication.


Feel free to write to us at [email protected] for any further information or queries in this regard.

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