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Canadian Yearbook of International Law

Since its advent in 1961, The Canadian Yearbook of International Law has been a leading international academic journal covering both public and private international legal issues. Authors from Canada and around the world are invited to publish peer-reviewed articles in French or English that advance critical thinking in all areas of international law.  The Canadian Yearbook of International Law also seeks to make Canadian practice in international law accessible to academics, policy-makers, and practitioners.

​The Yearbook contains articles of lasting significance in the fields of public and private international law; a notes and comments section; a digest of Inter-American law; a digest of international economic law; a section on current Canadian practice in international law (including recent parliamentary declarations, Canadian treaty actions, and positions stated by Canada’s Department of Global Affairs); a digest of important Canadian cases in the fields of public and private international law; and a book reviews section.


From Volume 52 (2014), The Canadian Yearbook of International Law is published by Cambridge University Press under the auspices of the Canadian Council on International Law. The complete online archive of the Yearbook can be found at Print copies of Volumes 1 to 51 are available from UBC Press.



The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Canada’s leading peer-reviewed international legal journal, invites submissions of articles, notes and comments, in English or in French, that advance critical thinking in all areas of public or private international law.

Submissions for each annual volume are encouraged by 31 January (although submissions may be considered at any time as the Yearbook has a rolling acceptance policy and publishes online throughout the year until each annual volume is filled). Detailed submission instructions are available at the following link: Submission Instructions.

Authors may opt for Open Access publication, potentially at no or discounted cost if their institution has a Read and Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press. Further information regarding the Yearbook’s Open Access Policy and Read and Publish agreements is available at the following links: Open Access and Read and Publish Agreements.

The Yearbook awards, from time to time, the Charles B Bourne Article Prize to the author of an article published in the Yearbook that makes an outstanding contribution to international law. The prize was established in honour of Charles B Bourne, founding editor-in-chief of the Yearbook from 1963 to 1992. The prize comes with an award of CDN$2500 as well as a US$250 voucher for Cambridge University Press publications.

Discounted rate for CCIL members


The Yearbook, published online and in hard copy by Cambridge University Press and available in nearly 9,000 institutional libraries worldwide, is Canada's leading peer-reviewed international legal journal.


Individual CCIL members qualify for deeply discounted pricing of US $66 per volume/year on print subscriptions (compared to regular pricing of US$285 per volume/year).

Members wishing to take advantage of this discounted pricing should write to, citing their CCIL membership.

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