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Call for Rapporteurs: Oxford International Organizations

In 2017, Oxford University Press launched Oxford International Organizations (OXIO): a database of annotated documents pertaining to the law of international organizations. OXIO includes resolutions of international organizations, reports of legal advisers, judicial decisions, international agreements, or any act of legal relevance.

We welcome applications from those who would be interested in acting as rapporteurs for this project. Rapporteurs will have the task of identifying relevant materials and providing a short legal commentary on these documents.

Rapporteurs will submit annotated documents on topics which fall within their expertise, and will be paid £35 (or £70 worth of OUP books) for each accepted document. The commentary will follow a template and should not, in principle, exceed 1000 words. Exceptions may be made with the consent of the editorial board in relation to particularly significant documents. Publication in the database will be at the discretion of the Editorial Board and its directors. Each annotated document will be published under the name of its author.

In parallel, the OXIO Health Theme Group is accepting applications from those interested in producing headnotes on selected instruments pertaining to international health law.

The selection includes international agreements, acts of international organizations, judicial decisions and other acts of relevance in the field of international health law. It also includes instruments bordering with other areas of international law (for example, international human rights law, international environmental law or international labour law). The selected instruments have an institutional dimension in that they have been prepared by and/or adopted in the framework of an international organization, notably the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations General Assembly (UN GA) and Security Council (UN SC), World Trade Organization (WTO), International Labor Organization (ILO), and other regional organizations.

Applicants should possess:

  • A masters degree in international law (a PhD is an advantage), or relevant experience in the law or practice of international organizations;
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to identify documents relevant for the advancement of knowledge of the law of international organizations;
  • Current or past affiliation with a specific international organization would be an advantage.

Applications should include:

  • a CV;
  • a short statement highlighting the applicant’s experience and/or knowledge of the law of international organizations;
  • a brief list of materials which, according to the applicant, would warrant inclusion in the database. This could be specific to the organization with which the applicant has been or is affiliated, or be thematic, identifying materials which address a particular issue or set of issues.


Applications should be addressed to Professor Jean d’Aspremont and Dr Kiki Brölmann and sent to oxio.editors@gmail.com.