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Central Asian Yearbook of International Law and International Relations

The Central Asian Yearbook of International Law and International Relations seeks to promote high-quality research on international and comparative law and international relations in Central Asia. The Yearbook provides a platform for dialogue between Central Asian law scholars and authors from other regions dealing with Central Asia. The Yearbook covers all areas of public and private international law, comparative law, and international relations, and publishes high-quality theoretical articles as well as practice-oriented pieces on current developments, book reviews and overviews of State practice. The Editors welcome contributions written by established scholars and outstanding articles by emerging authors, to enable a dialogue between scholarly generations.

Dr. Sergey Sayapin, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan) – Co-Editor-in-Chief;  
Dr. Rustam Burnashev, Kazakh-German University, DKU (Kazakhstan) – Co-Editor-in-Chief;  
Dr. Miras Daulenov, Narxoz University (Kazakhstan) – Deputy Editor-in-Chief 
Dr. Nicolás Zambrana-Tévar, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan) – Deputy Editor-in-Chief 
Book Review Editor 
Dr. Rustam Atadjanov, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan)  
Editorial Board 
Dr. Maria Baideldinova, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan) 
Dr. Serik Beimenbetov, Kazakh-German University, DKU (Kazakhstan) 
Dr. Irina Chernykh, Kazakh-German University, DKU (Kazakhstan) 
Dr. Farkhod Fazilov, Tashkent State University of Law (Uzbekistan) 
Dr. Ravshan Khakimov, Uzbek Association of International Law (Uzbekistan) 
Dr. Claudio Lombardi, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan) 
Dr. Joseph Luke, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan) 
Dr. Umed Mansurov, Russian-Tajik (Slavonic) University (Tajikistan) 
Dr. Sebastian Mayer, Kazakh-German University, DKU (Kazakhstan) 
Ms Elida Nogoibaeva, American University in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)  
Professor Saidumar Rajabov, Institute of Philosophy, Political Science and Law named after A. Bakhouddinov under the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)  
Mr Arman Shaikenov, KAZGUU University (Kazakhstan) 
Dr. Bulat Sultanov, Kazakh-German University, DKU (Kazakhstan) 
Dr. Zhyldyz Tegizbekova, International Ala Too University (Kyrgyzstan) 
Dr. Surayyo Usmanova, University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Uzbekistan) 
Advisory Board 
Professor Ebrahim Afsah, University of Vienna (Austria) 
Dr. Valentina Azarova, University of Manchester (United Kingdom) 
Professor Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, University of Bournemouth (United Kingdom) 
Judge Olivier Beauvallet, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia 
Professor Stefanie Bock, University of Marburg (Germany); Professor Bill Bowring, Birkbeck College University of London (United Kingdom) 
Mr Christopher Campbell-Holt, Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Court and International Arbitration Centre (Kazakhstan) 
Dr. Yifeng Chen, Peking University (People’s Republic of China) 
Professor Bhupinder Singh Chimni, Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) 
Professor James Gathii, Loyola University Chicago (United States) 
Dr. Mykola Gnatovskyy, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University (Ukraine)  
Dr. Nataliia Hendel, National University “Odessa Law Academy” (Ukraine) 
Professor Thomas Kruessmann, University of Tartu (Estonia)  
Professor Seokwoo Lee, Inha University (Republic of Korea)  
Professor Dan W. Puchniak, Singapore Management University (Singapore)  
Professor Noëlle Quenivét, University of the West of England (United Kingdom)  
Professor Rambhatla Venkata Rao, National Law School of India University (India)  
Professor Akbar Rasulov, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)  
Professor Djakhongir Saidov, King’s College London (United Kingdom)  
Professor Sherzod Shadikhodjaev, KDI School of Public Policy and Management (Republic of Korea)  
Professor Mohammad Shahabuddin, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)  
Professor Wenhua Shan, Xi’an Jiaotong University (People’s Republic of China)  
Professor Gerhard Werle, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)  
Professor Lutz-Christian Wolff, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 

Submission of articles
Manuscripts should be submitted by email to the editorial team at
The instructions for authors are available from

Eleven, Hofweg 9D, P.O. Box 85576, 2508 CG The Hague, e-mail, website

The Central Asian Yearbook of International Law and International Relations is published once a year. Individual annual subscription rates for 2022 are € 100 (online) and € 135 (print and online). Prices exclude VAT and postage. Different rates are applicable for multi-user or institutional subscriptions. Special rates for organisational members are negotiable. For more information or to request a quote, please contact

Open access policy
Six months after the publication of the article, the author is free to provide open access to the final pdf of his/her work in the repository of the university/institute. For more information, see www. Eleven assumes that the author agrees to the license which can be found on the website.
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Author guidelines
You can download the author guidelines here.

Editorial board

​​​​​​​Editor-in-Chief  Dr. Sergey Sayapin, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan) – Co-Editor-in-Chief,   Dr. Rustam Burnashev, Kazakh-German University, DKU (Kazakhstan) – Co-Editor-in-Chief, and   Dr. Miras Daulenov, Narxoz University (Kazakhstan) – Deputy Editor-in-Chief  Dr. Nicolás Zambrana-Tévar, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan) – Deputy Editor-in-Chief