Romanian Journal of International Law

About the Journal

The Romanian Journal of International Law (RRDI) is a biannual publication of the Association of International Law and International Relations (ADIRI) – Section of International Law, which is also the Romanian branch of the International Law Association (ILA).

RRDI is among the few legal publications in Romania that focuses exclusively on this area of law and includes articles, essays, analysis and commentary on a variety of topics in international law. RRDI focuses on specific topics of interest to evolving international relations in direct interaction with the development of international law, and large spaces are devoted to comments on jurisprudence of international courts and tribunals, as well as recent events concerning international law, including those of interested to Romania.

RRDI aims to promote its own vision and make a relevant contribution to the Romanian School of International Law – within which a new generation of specialists is emerging, both at university level and at the professional level – and to the debate of ideas on the progressive development of contemporary international law. This endeavor is based on the assumption that the virtues of this branch of the law can be an effective tool for successfully solving the most complex international issues and also for the accomplishment of Romania’s national foreign policy objectives.

Therefore, the journal aims to present in each issue an overview of the evolution of international law, which is reflected in its structure:

  • Articles
  • Commentary on the activity of international organizations in international law
  • Relevant events from the Romanian practice of international law
  • Studies and reviews of case law and legislation
  • Restitutio (section which brings back in the public eye older contributions by exception al Romanian specialists in the field)
  • Reviews
  • Contribution by master programme candidate

RRDI promotes scientific contributions of the highest quality and is open to host such contributions by professors, students, practitioners and policy makers in the field of international law within the country and abroad. To facilitate access of skilled foreign professionals to the publication, the Journal is bilingual, the second language being either English or French.

NB: The views expressed in the articles and commentaries published posted are solely those of the authors and do not engage in any form the institutions where they work, the Romanian Journal of International Law or the Association of International Law and International Relations (ADIRI).

History

The Romanian Journal of International Law (RJIL or RRDI – the acronym in Romanian) was re-founded in 2003 under the aegis of the Romanian Branch of the International Law Association (ILA) / the Section of International Law of the Association of International Law and International Relations (ADIRI) of Romania, with the objective of being an independent forum for debate and publication of scientific papers on international law. After an initial pilot number published by RA Official Gazette Publishing House in 2003, RRDI was published biannually by the CH Beck Publishing House between 2006 and 2012. Starting with 2017, RRDI is published on-line by the Romanian Branch of the International Law Association (ILA).

The Association of International Law and International Relations (ADIRI) of Romania was founded in 1966 and is a public utility association. ADIRI provides qualified expertise in international relations and international law, as well as in European affairs. As a forum for scientific debate, it organizes seminars, conferences and elaborates studies and opinions upon request or at its own initiative.

The Journal has grown over time, becoming today a recognized publication, with strong academic significance in Romania and abroad, where it can be found in the most prestigious university libraries, as well as in the libraries of The Hague Academy of International Law and of the International Court of Justice.

Starting with issue no. 16, RRDI became a journal available entirely in electronic format so that the free dissemination of its scientific content is able to reach all those interested in international law.

Mission

RRDI aims at promoting its own vision and at bringing a relevant contribution to the conceptual effort of the Romanian School of International Law – within which a new generation of specialists is emerging, both at university and at professional level – and to the reflection process related to the progressive development of contemporary international law. This endeavor is based on the assumption that the virtues of this branch of law can be effective tools for successfully solving the most complex international issues and also for the accomplishment of Romania’s national foreign policy objectives.

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