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Call for ILDC reporters

July 10, 2023

Oxford University Press, Professor Andre Nollkaemper, Professor August Reinisch (Editors-in-Chief), and Belinda Macmahon (Managing Editor) are looking for reporters from specific jurisdictions and regions to help update and maintain coverage of domestic court decisions involving public international law issues in our International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) module of Oxford Reports on International Law.

Reporters are asked to write headnotes for judgments identified by themselves or by country coordinators as particularly relevant or important for the development, interpretation, or application of public international law. The headnote will follow a template, which comprises the factual background, the holdings of the court, and the reporter’s analysis of the decision, and should not, in principle, exceed 2750 words across the main descriptive text sections. Reporters are paid £45 (or £90 worth of OUP books) for each headnote submitted to OUP and are named in the document as the author.

It is a great opportunity to be a part of OUP’s successful online case law reporting service and to add to your portfolio of publications.


Reporters should possess:

  • A master’s degree in international law, or higher, or be in the process of studying for one;
  • Good legal writing and analysis skills
  • A high standard of English
  • Experience in writing headnotes is an asset

Applications should include:

  • a CV;
  • a short statement highlighting the applicant’s experience and motivation

We are seeking new reporters from the following countries and regions:

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • The Netherlands
  • Ireland
  • Scandinavia
  • Asia

Applications should be addressed to Ms Macmahon and sent to B.R.Macmahon@uva.nl