TIAMSA News: Call for Papers – Brazilian Journal of International Law. SPECIAL ISSUE – Art Law and Cultural Heritage Law

The Brazilian Journal of International Law, review indexed on Scopus and Qualis A1, invites submissions for a special issue on Art Law and Cultural Heritage Law to be published in December 2020. The issue will be edited by Professors Marcílio Toscano Franca Filho (Universidade Federal da Paraíba – UFPB, João Pessoa, Brazil) and Ardyllis Alves Soares (Centro Universitário de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil).

Submissions on all international aspects of Art Law and Cultural Heritage Law are welcomed. 

Conscious of the undoubted significance of culture for peaceful international relations, for economic and social development, for the well-being of humanity and for the progress of civilization; and convinced of the worldwide relevance of culture as a source of remembrance, understanding, identity, dialogue and cohesion; the guest editors look forward to receiving innovative contributions that analyze the internationalization of Art Law and Cultural Heritage Law. 

Suggested topics:

  • 25th Anniversary of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects
  • 50th Anniversary of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property
  • Due Diligence in Art Law and Cultural Heritage Law
  • Concept of Artist and Artwork under International Law
  • Archaeological and Underwater Cultural Heritages
  • International Museum Law and Codes of Conduct
  • Cooperation, Restitution and Repatriation of Cultural Property
  • Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Cultural Heritage
  • International Arbitration and Artworks
  • The Role of Trusts and Freeports in Cultural Heritage Law
  • Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Indigenous Peoples
  • Digital Art, its Definition And Preservation
  • Restitution of Holocaust-era Assets
  • Looted Art and Cultural Heritage in times of War
  • Succession of States and Cultural Heritage
  • Organised Crime, Terrorism and Cultural Heritage
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Measures in the Art Market
  • International Circulation of Cultural Property
  • International Tax & Customs Law
  • Auction Houses under International Law
  • Monuments and Memorials as Reparations of Human Rights Violation
  • Monument-Toppling

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, Italian or Spanish. Submitting articles in English is 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. The Journal will reject articles if the level of chosen language is insufficient.
The Journal has 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 Art Law and Cultural Heritage 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 August 15th. 2020.

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 more information on Copyright, Manuscript Structure and General Guidelines, please click here.
For questions regarding the content of this special issue, please contact:
Professor Nitish Monebhurrun, Editor of the Brazilian Journal of International law (nitish.monebhurrun@gmail.com).