About the Journal

The Levan Alexidze Journal of International Law (LAJIL) is a bi-lingual scientific periodical. The Journal is published every 6 months and is part of the Levan Alexidze International Law Publication Series, made available with the support of the Academician Levan Alexidze Foundation. The Journal is intended for the use of lawyers specializing in International Law as well as for a wider readership. It comprises articles pertaining to International Law and International Relations. The views expressed in the articles are solely those of the authors.

This new Journal, which is fully consistent with the purpose and spirit of the “Journal of International Law” published under Professor Levan Alexidze’s leadership from 1996 to 2018 and is being produced thanks to the joint efforts of professionals dedicated to Academician Levan Alexidze’s cause.

Professor Levan Alexidze laid the foundations for the International Law School in Georgia soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union. After the establishment of the Faculty of International Law and International Relations at the Tbilisi State University, he also launched the Journal of International Law. The Journal was meant to be a tool not only for students in Georgia to familiarize themselves with the language and issues of international law but, at the same time, to promote visibility for the scientific work of Georgian international law specialists outside of Georgia. For that reason, Professor Levan Alexidze published all editions of the Journal between 1996-2018 - initially in Georgian, Russian and English and subsequently in English and Georgian.

When reflecting about the future, Professor Alexidze delicately shared with colleagues his ideas of how to increase the outreach of Georgia’s International Law School. Professor Gerry Simpson of the London School of Economics and Political Science, another tutor and friend of ours, participated in some of these brainstorming discussions. He advised to more tightly associate the title of the Journal of International Law founded by Professor Alexize, which was making Georgian lawyers also known to foreign readership, with Georgia. Following our dear Professor’s resolve and Gerry Simpson’s advice, The Levan Alexidze Journal of International Law was founded.

LAJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal, which provides double blind reviews for submitted articles, before they are accepted for publication. Editorial board of the Journal consists of admired scholars from Georgia and abroad. Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Ketevan Khutsishvili, who initiated establishment of LAJIL as well as founding of the Academician Levan Alexidze Foundation in order to ensure continuation of legacy of Prof. Levan Alexidze.