KJILIR | About

About

Kazan Journal of International Law and International Relations (until 2014 - "Kazan Journal of International Law") was established in 2007 by international lawyers in Kazan city, Russia. The founders of KJIL are the Russian Association of International Law, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Ombudsman in the Republic of Tatarstan, the University of Management "TISBI" and the Editorial Board of the journal.

The main goal of our journal is to clarify the essence of modern international law, to identify the main trends of its development and to understand its place and role in the global world system. That is why our magazine has gradually evolved from "purely" legal to interdisciplinary, where international law is viewed in the system of international relations and politics.

Our journal was given exclusive interviews or written articles by famous Russian and foreign lawyers and public figures. Among them are major foreign politicians: the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia SM Shamba, the former South African President Thabo Mbeki, the former Prime Minister of Jordan Sh. al-Khasawneh, the press secretary of the President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire Alain Toussaint; Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors of a number of States (the Syrian Arab Republic, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Kenya, the State of Palestine, the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia etc.); presidents and judges of international courts and tribunals (the International Court of Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, and others).

A great place in our magazine is occupied by the rubruc "Pages of Diplomatic History," where former heads of diplomatic missions of the USSR and Russia in number of states (e.g. Iraq, Kenya, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, etc.) shared their memories. Of particular interest are interviews with those who established diplomatic relations with our country (for example, with S.Sinitsyn, who established diplomatic relations of the USSR with Kenya), as well as with our first ambassadors in those or other countries. The pearl of our meetings with the veterans of the Soviet diplomatic school was a great interview with the first ambassador of the USSR in Uganda and in Liberia Dmitry Fedorovich Safonov. Our interview with him took place a few days after Dmitry Fyodorovich celebrated his 100th anniversary.

This (and many other interviews) available not only for reading but also for watching (see Video-Journal section of our website).

In 2014 six former Russian ambassadors in Libya presented their memoirs about Muammar Gaddafi and the great project of Libyan Jamahiriya…

The original column "Conversation with the Author" became a platform for publishing excerpts from new books and interviews with their authors. Among them distinguished international lawyer and philosopher Hans Koehler and Russian State Duma Deputy Vyacheslav Tetekin. Of particular interest are interviews with the authors, who worked in the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Soviet Uniob: Karen Brutents, Andrei Urnov, Evegenyi Korendyasov, Vldimir Shubin ... It was our readers who were the first to read of not yet published books. In particular, these were extracts from the working manuscripts of the former Soviet Ambassador to Zambia Vassily Solodovnikov "CIA against the Soviet Ambassador" and the manuscript of the book of the defence counsel of the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Christopher Black, lifting the curtain of the unsightly history of international justice ...

From the prison of the Hague Tribunal (or so-called International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia) former president of Republika Srpska Radovan Karadzic sent his greeting and his poems ... Our special issue dedicated to 90th anniversary of the Former Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Patrice Lumumba. It was marked by a welcome letter by his son – Mr. François Lumumba, as well as by his article on legal attempts to resolve the issue of the responsibility of countries and persons guilty of the murder of his father ...

We have always tried to make our magazine different from others, hence we established unique columns: "International Legal Detective," "International Legal Memoirs", "Our Response to Chamberlain", "International Legal Initiatives of Russia" ...

The journal is published as an annual.