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, customary international law, comparative law, international relations, international commercial law, international trade and business, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, supra-national law, treaties and conventions, human rights, counter-terrorism and security, law of the sea, maritime law, refugee law, sovereignty and statehood, jurisprudence, and legal philosophy. The Perth ILJ has been indexed on the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations, and on AustLII.

The Perth ILJ is currently inviting submissions for its Volume 3 (2018) to be released in early-2019. We accept articles on a rolling basis. Consequently, we never reject articles for failing to meet a deadline. However, submissions received after 15 July, 2018 might have to be considered for publication in the subsequent volume.


What we are looking for

The Journal looks for original, thoughtful and well-written papers on topical and interesting issues of international law, international relations, and international business and trade.

The Perth ILJ accepts articles, case notes, and other legal commentary. It accepts shorter articles to accommodate submission of reworked assessment pieces submitted for undergraduate/JD 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, and contact the Editor for further information.

Please forward soft-copy submissions or queries to the Editor atĀ


Journal Volumes


ISSN 2208-8350 (Print); 2208-8369 (Online)