Pécs Journal of International and European Law
The PJIEL aims to provide a platform for the publication of analysis and research relating to international law and European law, with specific attention devoted to legal developments in the Western Balkans. The additional Western Balkans focus of the PJIEL originates from the editors' firm belief that the legal developments in the states of the aforementioned geographic area, and the process of their European integration is to be regarded as one of the most crucial and topical issues on the European continent.
The journal is published electronically twice a year by the Centre for European Research and Education of the University of Pécs, Faculty of Law. The PJIEL, as an open access journal, covers international law (public as well as private) and European Union law subjects. Articles are submitted to anonymous peer review before publication. As regards sections, the journal comprises of the following:
- Articles: longer studies regarding relevant issues of international and European law;
- Case notes and analysis: shorter reflections on recent judicial or other legal developments;
- Legal developments in the Western Balkans: Focusing on the states of the Western Balkans, especially (but not limited to) their relations with the European Union;
- Book reviews: reviews of books or collected volumes dealing with issues relevant to the journal.
The publisher of the journal, the Centre for European Research and Education (CEERE) was originally established in 1996 and incorporated into the Faculty of Law of the University of Pécs in 2000. It has 14 years of experience in curricula development, providing courses on European integration issues, editing publications, organizing conferences and roundtable debates on EU policies and law. The University of Pécs is one of the biggest state universities in Hungary, and plays a significant role in higher education on national and international level as well as in the academic, economic and social life of the region. As one of the most prestigious legal education institutions of Hungary, the Faculty of Law celebrated the 90th anniversary of its establishment in 2013.