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)

Giulio Bartolini, University of “Roma Tre”

Beatrice Bonafe’, “La Sapienza”, University of Rome

Enrico MilanoUniversity of Verona 

Paolo Palchetti, University of Macerata

Marco Pertile, University of Trento 

Antonello Tancredi, University of Palermo 

Chiara Vitucci, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”


Editorial Board

Giovanna Adinolfi, University of Milan

Angelica Bonfanti, University of Milan

Silvia Borelli, University of Bedfordshire

Andrea Caligiuri, University of Macerata

Andrea Carcano, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Federico Casolari, University of Bologna 

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 East Anglia  

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

Francesco Messineo

Lucas Carlos Lima, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Claudio Matera, University of Twente

Irene Papa, “La Sapienza” University of Rome

Irini Papanicolopulu, University of Milano-Bicocca 

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

Flavia Zorzi Giustiniani, International Telematic University Uninettuno, UTIU


Assistant Editors

Alessandro Bufalini, Research Fellow, Tuscia University

Martina Buscemi, Research Fellow, University of Milan

Elena Carpanelli, Research Fellow, University of Parma

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

Gian Maria Farnelli, Senior Assistant Professor (fixed term), University of Bologna

Sondra Faccio, Research Fellow, University of Trento

Loris Marotti, Research Fellow, University of Milan

Jean-Paul Moinet, Ph.D Candidate, University of Trento 

Francesca Mussi, Research Fellow, University of Trento

Tommaso Natoli, Research Fellow, University of “Roma Tre”

Alice Ollino, (Ph.D) University of Milano-Bicocca

Giuseppe Puma, Research Fellow, University of Palermo

Alice Riccardi, Research Fellow, University of “Roma Tre”

Paolo Turrini, Research Fellow, University of Trento

Sabrina Urbinati, Research Fellow, University of Milano-Bicocca 

Chris Callan (linguistic editor)

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