The Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law is a publication of the Institute of International Legal Studies University of the Philippines Law Center (UP-IILS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The Journal aims to produce peer-reviewed scholarly articles, book reviews, and commentary on significant developments and current issues in international humanitarian law, and related fields. It has a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and is published once a year.

We invite the submission of articles on subjects related to international humanitarian law, humanitarian policy or humanitarian action, provided the article has not been published or accepted elsewhere. In order to qualify for submission, an article must either be authored by someone from, or based in, the Asia-Pacific region or, alternatively, be about the Asia-Pacific region.

Possible topics include:

  • Forced displacement and migration during armed conflicts
  • Naval Warfare / Law of armed conflict at sea
  • Laws of war in religious traditions and customs
  • Accountability for IHL violations
  • Weapons and new technologies of warfare and IHL
  • Terrorism, counterterrorism measures and IHL
  • Climate, armed conflict and natural environment
  • The relationship between IHL and human rights
  • Protection of children during armed conflicts
  • Protection of cultural property during armed conflicts
  • Principled humanitarian action
  • Protection of healthcare during armed conflicts
  • History and evolution of IHL in the Asia-Pacific

For publication in the 2022 edition, authors are invited to send through the submission platform available at or through email to on or before 31 May 2022.

For submission guidelines and other information, please visit:

The Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law 2021 Edition is available here.

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