About the Journal

Focus and Scope


The Groningen Journal of International Law aims to promote knowledge, innovation and development. It seeks to serve as a catalyst for author-generated ideas that address the role of international law in facing the challenges of the 21st century. The Journal aims to become a recognised platform for legal innovation with the purpose of developing and promoting the rule of international law through engaging analysis, innovative ideas, academic creativity, and exploratory scholarship.


Innovation + Creativity + Exploration + Open Mindedness

The Groningen Journal of International Law is based on four values, all of which are intertwined with one another. Innovation is the bedrock upon which the Journal is based. Innovation requires creativity, for without the creative mind new solutions will not present themselves. Creativity is dependent on exploration to systematise the unknown. Open mindedness, the ability to look for solutions beyond current structures and paradigms, underlies the exploration of new ideas.

Peer Review Process

The Groningen Journal of International Law is a non peer-reviewed journal. However, if you wish your article to be peer-reviewed, we are able to accommodate such a request. Click here for our peer review standards.

Editorial Board

Ferdinand Quist / President and Editor-in-chief
Vincent Beyer / Publishing Director
Laura Lindenhovius / External Liaison 
Erez Roman / Promotional Director
Dominika Hašková / Treasurer and Secretary
Bernardo Kaiser/ Deputy Promotional Director

Advisory Board

Prof. dr. Marcel Brus / Public International Law / University of Groningen
Prof. dr. Caroline Fournet / Criminal Law / University of Groningen
Prof. dr. Laurence Gormley / European Law / University of Groningen
Dr. mr. André de Hoogh / Public International Law / University of Groningen
Prof. mr. dr. Brigit Toebes / Public International Law / University of Groningen

Senior Staff

Jochelle Greaves / Managing Editor
Woodman Dickinson / Executive Blog Editor
Sally Eshun / Senior Blog Editor
Aulia Nabila / Senior Blog Editor
Bhavna Prashanth / Content Marketing Manager
Nikola Gaytandjiev / Graphic Designer