About Perth ILJ

The Perth International Law Journal (Perth ILJ or PILJ) is an open access, annual, student-edited, peer-reviewed international law journal published by the University of Western Australia International Law Club.

First published in 2016, it provides a forum for the airing of articles on topics of current legal significance and practical notes on International Law.

It has carried articles on a broad range of topics of public international law, comparative law, international relations, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights, counter-terrorism and security, law of the sea, maritime law, and legal philosophy.

From 2018, the Perth ILJ has been indexed on the Cardiff Index to Legal AbbreviationsAustralasian Legal Scholarship LibraryHeinOnline, and Informit Law.


Submission Deadlines

The Perth ILJ publishes one volume in March each year. The deadline is 15 July of the preceding year.

The Perth ILJ is currently inviting submissions for its Volume 3 (2018) to be released in March 2019. Submissions received after 15 July, 2018 might have to be considered for publication in the subsequent volume.


Scope of the Journal

The Journal looks for original, thoughtful and well-written papers on  international law, comparative law, and international relations.

The Perth ILJ accepts articles, case notes, and other legal commentary. It accepts shorter articles to accommodate submission of reworked assessment pieces submitted for BA/LLB/JD/LLM units.

Submissions are to conform to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC-3). A bibliography is not required. Prospective authors are advised to refer to the Submission Guide.


Submission Process

All articles, case notes and commentaries published in Perth ILJ undertake a double blind refereeing process, involving at least one expert in that area of law. The Editors endeavour to decide on whether submissions will proceed to refereeing within four weeks of receipt. Although Perth ILJ does not require exclusive submission, the Editors will not consider pieces that have been accepted or published elsewhere.

Once accepted, authors will be contacted with more details on the editing and publication process. For further information, please contact the Editors at


Books for Review

Publishers’ suggestions for books to be reviewed should be sent to and hard copies of publications can be mailed to:

Perth International Law Journal
UWA International Law Club c/o UWA Student Guild
M300, 35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY, Western Australia, 6009




Journal Volumes


Indexing Information

ISSN 2208-8350 (Print)
ISSN 2208-8369 (Online)
OCLC no. 1011671511