Vol. 18 no. 2. 2021

International Economic Law and the COVID-19 Sanitary Crisis

The Brazilian Journal of International Law invites submissions for a special issue on International Economic Law and the COVID-19 Sanitary Crisis, to be published in June 2021. The issue will be edited by Professors Hervé Ascensio (University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France) and Julien Chaisse (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR).

Submissions on all aspects of International Economic Law and the COVID-19 Sanitary Crisis are welcome. The sanitary crisis has already impacted the world economy significantly, with the restriction on exports of sanitary materials, disruption of international transportation, strengthened screening of foreign investment and challenging of intellectual property rights in times of sanitary crisis. It has induced States to reassess their essential interests and national security, for instance in order to maintain a production capacity of medicines and vaccines. In addition, the lockdowns adopted in many countries has raised questions about their conformity with the existing free trade and investment treaties, and about the rational of exceptions and derogations in these treaties The economic implications of the crisis has resulted in massive stimulus packages by national governments which has resulted in burden of public exchequer and debt. The public debt to GDP ratio of most developed well as developing countries is also predicted by financial intuitions to increase drastically. The IMF, development banks, and other international financial institutions have been mobilized to meet the current and forthcoming financial needs of the most affected economies. These different themes deserve a legal discourse, focusing on the States’ novel responses and practices towards their economic relations and a possible shift to a new post-COVID-19 world economic order.


The Brazilian Journal of International Law is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal which publishes three issues per year.


Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish; however, submissions in English are strongly recommended. Manuscript revisions will be in the language of submission. Non-native speakers are strongly encouraged to have their paper read by a native speaker. Manuscripts of the level of chosen language if found insufficient, will be summarily rejected.
The Journal follows a double-blind peer-review policy. The response from the reviewers will normally be provided within 30 days from the submission. Authors are expected to correct and return proofs of accepted articles within 15 days.
Authors should preferably hold a PhD and/or have a strong professional/academic background in International Economic Law or International/Global Health Law at the time of submission. The editors reserve the right to scrutinize and provide feedback on manuscripts before review with regard to their suitability for the journal, including concerning analytical consistency, non-compliance with the applicable submission guidelines, and linguistic and stylistic matters.
The deadline for submission is 27th February 2021.


All content published by the Journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC. This will ensure the widest dissemination and protection against copyright infringement of articles. The “article” is defined as comprising the final, definitive, and citable Version of Scholarly Record, and includes: (a) the accepted manuscript in its final and revised form, including the text, abstract, and all accompanying tables, illustrations, data; and (b) any supplemental material.
As an author, you are required to secure permission to reproduce any proprietary text, illustration, table, or other material, including data, audio, video, film stills, and screenshots, and any supplemental material you propose to submit. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table that derives substantially from a copyrighted source). The reproduction of short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, for the purposes of criticism may be possible without formal permission on the basis that the quotation is reproduced accurately, and full attribution is given.

Guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this Journal are provided below.
The Journal considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have not been submitted elsewhere, that they have not been published already, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. Contributions must report original research and will be subjected to review by referees at the discretion of the Editorial Committee.
• Manuscripts should be written in Times New Roman, size 12, space between lines 1.5 throughout the manuscript (including all quotations, footnotes and references).
• Pages should be numbered consecutively.
• Notes should be listed consecutively as footnotes
• Manuscripts must be submitted in Word format (.doc). PDF files will not be accepted.
• All the authors of a paper must attach their short curriculum vitae (CV), which must consist of a single one paragraph-text of 100-120 words in length, each. This is to be done online during the submission process.
• The affiliations of all named co-authors should be the affiliation where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after the article is accepted.
• All manuscripts submitted should be free from jargon and be written as clearly and concisely as possible. Non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms must not be used.
• All submissions should be made online via

Articles should be based on original research and develop an original argument falling within the scope of the journal. The articles are subjected to a blind-peer review and must include:
• Title
• Abstract of up to 200 words
• 5-7 keywords
• Main text
• References (at the end of the article)
• Footnotes
• Acknowledgements (if appropriate)
• Table(s) and Figure(s) with caption(s) (on individual files) (if appropriate)


For questions regarding the content of this special issue, please contact:

Professor Nitish Monebhurrun — Editor of the Brazilian Journal of International law

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