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Volume 16, Issue 1 (2017)
Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1535-9468
Published in print and online

The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence (GCYILJ) was established in 2001. Since then, it has become an authoritative reference on the most significant transformations in the world constitutive process. While providing researchers and practitioners with access to a uniquely rich resource for the study of international jurisprudence, the GCYILJ promotes discussion on current issues that impact substantive and procedural aspects of global law. In this way, the GCYILJ makes it possible to monitor – from year to year and from several perspectives – the development of the international order towards a legal system for a global community.

A Volume Each Year
Organized into Easily
Referenced Parts
  • Editorial
  • Articles
  • Notes and Comments
  • In Focus
  • Forum
  • Global Justice
  • Recent Lines of Internationalist Thought
  • Indices
An inside look at the Editorial
GCYILJ: Global Justice, global constitutionalism and global governance.

GCYILJ opens an important window for the Copernican Revolution of the international legal system, from inter-state law to law of all humanity, while tracing the creation of the founding principles of the global community and the emergence of an embryonic global constitution. It offers exciting opportunities to partake in and reflect on the continuous development and chronicling of the central concept of global constitutionalism and its interface with global governance.

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“The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence has, since its founding, become the most important source of reference on global legal issues, which necessarily covers an enormous range of issues and more particularly developments before international tribunals.”
M. Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University, College of Law

GCYILJ is a leading resource for research and study of international jurisprudence, both of global and regional courts. Its global annual overview of the jurisprudential cross-fertilization process makes it a unique contribution to the field.

Look for our current and past Annual Reports on international jurisprudence!
GCYILJ: Recent Lines of Internationalist Thought

An innovative way of understanding the relevance of internationalist thought on the changes in international law!

Featured contents
GCYILJ celebrated its 15th year in 2016
In celebrating the Yearbook's 15 year anniversary, the General Editor highlighted the most recent developments and the new course of the journal, which is a progressive outgrowth of its previous direction.
GCYILJ has been redesigned and is now one volume
While improving the user experience of the in print publication, the changes will also improve the e-book and online version of the Yearbook.
GCYILJ is now available on Oxford Scholarship Online!
A vast online research library, OSO is regarded as one of the world's premier academic resources, and is accessed by students, academics, and researchers from across the globe!
More from GCYILJ
GCYILJ on the OUPblog What Is Global Law?
In a piece posted on OUPblog, General Editor Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo explores “the question of whether the birth of a global community gave rise to a new set of international norms, and whether such norms amount to a system coherent enough to be called 'Global Law'”.

“A very useful publication, one that retains its focus on relevant global developments in international law while being extensive in the issues it covers, and this makes it different from other similar publications.” Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Department of Law, University of London

GCYILJ is a one-stop resource for all researchers in international/global law and related disciplines and the jurisprudence of international courts and tribunals.

It is aimed at academics, legal practitioners, and law students in the fields of international law, national law, legal philosophy and ethics, political science, and economics.