QIL is an open-source peer-reviewed e-journal which aims to foster the debate on questions of public international law by providing a dynamic platform for scholars and practitioners. Founded by a group of Italian scholars, it started  in May 2014.

QIL is divided into two sections. “Zoom-in” will focus on recent judicial and diplomatic practice, as well as on other events of interests, mainly with the aim to explore or review the underlying legal issues. The other section, entitled “Zoom-out”, is designed to publish wider debates and symposia on major issues of international law. QIL will publish one “Zoom-in” every three weeks and one “Zoom-out” every six months. Contributions may be written in English, French and Italian, though English is preferred.

QIL encourages comments from scholars, students and practitioners on the articles published in the “Zoom-in” and “Zoom-out” sections. Comments which provide a constructive and critical contribution to the analysis of the relevant legal issues will be published alongside the main contributions. Before publication they will undergo a peer-review process.

Every six months, all contributions published in “Zoom-in” and “Zoom-out” will be collected in the QIL Journal, a volume in pdf format, which can be freely downloaded from the website.


Managing Editors

Maurizio Arcari , University of Milano-Bicocca (editor-in-chief)

Paolo Palchetti, University of Macerata

Antonello Tancredi, University of Palermo


Editorial Board

Giovanna Adinolfi, University of Milan

Giulio Bartolini, University of “Roma Tre”

Beatrice Bonafé, “La Sapienza” University of Rome

Angelica Bonfanti, University of Milan

Silvia Borelli, University of Bedfordshire

Andrea Caligiuri, University of Macerata 

Emanuele Cimiotta, “La Sapienza” University of Rome

Francesca De Vittor, Catholic University of Milan

Gabriele Della Morte, Catholic University of Milan

Claudio Dordi, University “Bocconi” of Milan

Serena Forlati, University of Ferrara

Matteo Fornari, University of Milano-Bicocca 

Micaela Frulli, University of Florence 

Tarcisio Gazzini, University of Lausanne

Lorenzo Gradoni, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law

Claudio Matera, University of Twente

Francesco Messineo, University of Kent

Enrico Milano, University of Verona 

Irene Papa, “La Sapienza” University of Rome

Irini Papanicolopulu, University of Milano-Bicocca 

Marco Pertile, University of Trento 

Cesare Pitea, University of Parma 

Chiara Ragni, University of Milan 

Marco Roscini, University of Westminster

Annalisa Savaresi, University of Stirling

Seline Trevisanut, NILOS, University of Utrecht

Maria Chiara Vitucci, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”

Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani, International Telematic University Uninettuno, UTIU


Assistant Editors

Alessandro Bufalini, Research Fellow, Tuscia University (editorial secretary)

Elena Carpanelli, Research Fellow, University of Parma

Mariana Clara De Andrade, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Milano-Bicocca

Gian Maria Farnelli, Research Fellow, University of Bologna

Lucas Carlos Lima, (Ph.D.) University of Macerata

Francesca Mussi, (Ph.D) University of Milano-Bicocca

Tommaso Natoli, Research Fellow, “La Sapienza” University of Rome  

Alice Ollino, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Milano-Bicocca

Giuseppe Puma, Research Fellow, University of Palermo

Sabrina Urbinati, Research Fellow, University of Milano-Bicocca 

Chris Callan (linguistic editor)

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Daniele Palermo (daniele.palermo@gmail.com)