Call for Papers, Volume 25

Special Section: Law, War & New Technology

DEADLINE 30th of April 2017

Advances in science and technology throughout history have facilitated major transformations in warfare. The rapid development of information and communication technology over the past few decades is a case in point. Precision guided munitions and remotely controlled aircraft have made military interventions more surgical yet more ubiquitous. Outer space and cyberspace have created new opportunities and vulnerabilities, thereby adding whole new dimensions to conflict. At the same time, the international law framework dealing with the use of force has not changed much.

With 29th Helsinki Summer Seminar the volume 25 of the Finnish Yearbook of International Law (FYBIL) offers a forum for discussing whether and how international law can deliver on its civilising and humanising promise in the face of profoundly changing means of warfare.

Those interested in publishing an article in the “Law, War & New Technology” special section of FYBIL volume 25 should submit a manuscript by 30 April 2017. The manuscripts should not exceed 15,000 words in length including footnotes unless justified by the subject matter.

All materials an inquiries should be sent to

Call for Papers, Volume 25 (pdf)