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The project « Strengthening cross-border enforcement of judgments » financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Open Regional Funds for southeast Europe-Legal Reform in cooperation with the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ) and the South East European Law School Network (SEELS)is announcing a Call for Papers for a special edition of the SEE Law Journal devoted to the topic of cross-border enforcement in southeast Europe. This call refers to the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.

The southeast European Law Journal (SEE Law Journal) is a scientific English language journal of the southeast European Law School Network (SEELS). The SEE Law Journal publishes high-quality original, double peer-reviewed scientific, review and professional articles focusing on relevant questions of regional, European and international integration of SEE countries, issues of legal reform and approximation with the acquis communautaire best practices, in legal reform and unification of the legislation in the region of southeast Europe and the EU.

We cordially invite the academic staff members and junior researchers (Ph.D. students) of the SEELS network, as well as legal researchers and legal professionals from southeast European countries to submit their contributions for the SEE Law Journal. The authorship is restricted to a maximum of three co-authors per paper.

The papers should be focusing on:

  • Civil Enforcement: Law and Practice in SEE countries
  • The cross-border enforcement of civil and commercial decisions in SEE countries
  • The HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention and its perspective for SEE countries
  • The 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and its perspective for SEE countries.

For further instructions please see the Guidelines for Authors available at

The papers should be submitted in the English language to

The submission deadline for this special edition of SEE Law Journal is the 10th of November 2020.

The selected three best papers will be granted with a Best Paper Award in a prize of 500 EUR (each).

The papers submitted and having positive double peer-review will be published in a special edition of the SEE Law Journal.