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The Yale Journal of International Law publishes articles, essays, notes, and commentary on a wide range of subjects in the fields of international, transnational, and comparative law on a biannual basis. Its online companion journal, YJIL Online, publishes shorter analytical essays throughout the year. In both its print and online editions, the Journal is committed to publishing cutting-edge, provocative, and thoughtful scholarship at the forefront of the field.

LATEST ONLINE ARTICLES

  • The Legality of European Central Bank's Sovereign Bond Purchases
    Written by Armin Steinbach
    The Legality of European Central Bank's Sovereign Bond Purchases The European Central Bank’s (ECB) bond purchase program—possibly the most effective anti-crisis tool yet—is compatible with EU law. Both the European Court of Justice  (ECJ) and the German Federal Constitutional Court  (BVerfG) have recently found the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to be lawful and have thus solved one of the most controversial issues surrounding EU crisis…
    in Volume 39 (Fall 2013) Read more...
  • Narrowing the International Law Divide: The Drone Debate Matures
    Written by Michael Schmitt
    Narrowing the International Law Divide: The Drone Debate Matures In late October 2013, two U.N. Special Rapporteurs presented their reports on drone warfare to the U.N. General Assembly. Just days earlier, Amnesty International had published an investigation into drone strikes in Pakistan and Human Rights Watch had issued its examination of such operations in Yemen. The rapid-fire release of complementary investigations captured the attention of…
    in Volume 39 (Fall 2013) Read more...
  • NML v Argentina and the Ratable Payment Interpretation of the Pari Passu Clause
    Written by Romain Zamour
    NML v Argentina and the Ratable Payment Interpretation of the Pari Passu Clause In 2001, Argentina defaulted on more than ninety-five billion dollars in external debt.  At the time, this constituted the largest sovereign default in history.  Argentina initiated two restructurings in 2005 and 2010, allowing holders of defaulted bonds to exchange their bonds for new debt at a rate of twenty-five to twenty-nine cents on the dollar, thus…
    in Volume 38 (Spring 2013) Read more...
  • No Sanctuary for Dictators
    Written by Eugene R. Fidell
    No Sanctuary for Dictators In 1986, when the then-dictator of Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier, finally fled,  I suggested that the international community needed to learn the important lesson that great violence may occur when a tyrant resists pressure to leave office. “What happens when a dictator finds it hard to leave,” I wrote, “because he has no place to go? One…
    in Volume 38 (Spring 2013) Read more...

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YJIL Global Jurists' Panel
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