Europe and the World: A law review

An open access law review journal by UCL Press publishing high quality original papers, reviews and case notes, on the place of Europe in the world.


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Europe and the World: A law review

Edited by: Christina Eckes, Piet Eeckhout and Anne Thies


About the journal

Europe and the World: A law review is a fully peer-reviewed, open access journal. It aims to contribute to legal scholarship on the place of Europe in the world, with a particular but by no means exclusive focus on the EU's external relations law.

The journal serves as a forum where the national, international and EU perspectives meet and engage. The journal therefore does not follow the traditional distinctions between EU, international, and national law. While primarily offering legal doctrinal and theoretical analyses, the journal also publishes multi-disciplinary work and political science and international relations contributions with an external perspective on the law of EU’s external relations.

Europe and the World: A law review publishes article-length papers and shorter pieces offering an analysis of topical issues or recent cases, as well as review articles and special issues. Read teh official journal blog, at


About the Editors

Christina Eckes is Professor of European law at the University of Amsterdam and director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG). Her particular research interests are the internal constitutional consequences of the European Union's external actions and the legal limits of European integration. In 2009 she published the monograph EU Counter-Terrorist Policies and Fundamental Rights - The Case of Individual Sanctions (Oxford University Press). She spent the academic year 2012/2013 as Emile Noël Fellow-in-residence at New York University.

Piet Eeckhout is the Dean of UCL Laws. He is a leading expert of EU external relations law. His research interests are EU constitutional law, human rights law, internal market law, judicial protection, and WTO law. His monograph EU External Relations Law (2nd ed, Oxford University Press, 2011) is the leading text in this area.  He is co-editor of Current Legal Problems (UCL and Oxford University Press) and of the Oxford EU Law Library (Oxford University Press).

Anne Thies is Associate Professor in Law at the University of Reading. In her research she focuses on EU law and public international law. She is particularly interested in EU external relations law, the interrelationships between different international legal systems and international dispute settlement. She has written a monograph on International Trade Disputes and EU Liability (Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy series, CUP, 2013). Anne obtained a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Florence (2010/11). She is co-founder of the Interest Group "The EU as a Global Actor" of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), which was launched in September 2012.


Journal Editorial Board


Prof Christina Eckes, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prof Piet Eeckhout, UCL, UK
Assoc. Prof Anne Thies, University of Reading, UK

Editorial board members

Assoc. Prof Geert De Baere, Institute for European Law and Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Belgium
Prof Samantha Besson, Université de Fribourg Universität Freiburg, Switzerland
Prof Gráinne de Búrca, New York University School of Law, USA
Prof Marise Cremona, European University Institute, Italy
Prof Javier Díez-Hochleitner Rodríguez, Autónoma University of Madrid (UAM), Spain
Prof Peter Van Elsuwege, University of Ghent, Belgium
Joni Heliskoski, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helsinki, Finland
Frank Hoffmeister, European Commission, Belgium
Prof Christine Kaddous, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Prof Pieter-Jan Kuijper, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prof Elisa Morgera, University of Edinburgh, UK
Prof Sara Poli, University of Pisa, Italy
Prof August Reinisch, University of Vienna, Austria
Judge Allan Rosas, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
Prof Joanne Scott, UCL, UK
Prof Ramses Wessel, University of Twente, The Netherlands



All submissions to the journal should be made via the journals submission system, at

Manuscripts should be formatted according to submission guidelines. Submission enquiries should be sent to the Editors by email to Manuscripts that are not formatted appropriately for the journal will be referred to edit accordingly before peer review. The journal runs a continuous publication model – articles are published in the journal as and when they are ready.

The journal operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit the manuscript as:

  1. The complete manuscript not blinded, as a word file (.doc/.docx, etc.) and;
  2. An anonymous PDF version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review (anonymisation includes references to authors, acknowledgements, self references, and any electronic author identification., etc.) Manuscripts may be returned before peer review if manuscripts are not sufficiently blinded.
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Special issues

Reflections on Opinion 1/17 (CETA)

Publication date: 5 Februray 2020


Considering EU External Relations After Brexit

Guest editors: Professor Paul James Cardwell, University of Strathclyde, UK; Dr Rachael Dickson, University of Strathclyde, UK
Publication date: 19 December 2019


Economic and Non-economic Values and Objectives in the EU’s International Trade:
Actors and Processes in Resolving Normative Tensions

Guest editors: Dr Urszula Jaremba, Europa Instituut, Utrecht University School of Law, The Netherlands; Dr Machiko Kanetake, International and European Law, Utrecht University School of Law, The Netherlands; Dr Ingrid Koning, Molengraaff Institute for Private Law, Utrecht University School of Law, The Netherlands
Publication date: 26 June 2019


Extraterritoriality of EU Law and Human Rights after Lisbon

Guest editors: Dr Samantha Velluti, University of Sussex, UK; Dr Vassilis P. Tzevelekos, University of Liverpool, UK
Publication date: 10 October 2018



Europe and the World: A law review welcomes proposals from Guest Editors for specific special issues. These special issues are themed and focused publications that fit within the overarching remit of the journal. Proposals are welcome from editors with a specialism in any relevant field.

All general enquiries should be made to the Editors at



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