Asia-Pacific Journal on International Humanitarian Law


The Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Journals is a publication of the Institute of International Legal Studies of the UP Law Center(UP-IILS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The Journal aims to produce peer-reviewed scholarly articles and book reviews, as well as commentary on significant developments in International Law and related fields. It has a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and is published once a year.

We invite the submission of articles, preferably in the form of a Word document, on subjects related to International Humanitarian Law, humanitarian policy or humanitarian action, provided the article has not been published or accepted elsewhere. In order to qualify for submission, an article would either need to be authored by someone from the Asia-Pacific region, or alternately, be about the Asia-Pacific region.

Possible topics include:
• Rights of children in armed conflict;
• Protection of cultural heritage in times of armed conflict;
• IHL and weapons (nuclear weapons, new weapon technologies, arms trade, etc.);
• IHL and terrorism (including counter-terrorism legislation and UNSC Resolution 2462);
• IHL courts in the region (from the aftermath of WW II to today);
• National Committees of IHL and domestic implementation of IHL;
• Peacekeeping forces;
• IHL and Islam;
• Refugees in Asia, forced migration;
• IHL and climate change; and
• Protection against human trafficking, protection of stateless persons

These are examples of topics that are of interest, but the Journal stands ready to accept other IHL-related topics. For inquiries please contact Prof. Rommel J. Casis at More details will follow soon.

Asia-Pacific Journal on International Humanitarian Law