ELTE Law Journal

Call for Articles


Legal Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic


the Capacity of Law to Respond to Crisis Situations

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an extraordinary public health crisis all over the world. In addressing this challenge, legal regulation at international, regional and domestic level also plays a significant role. Legal scholarship actively takes part in the elaboration and evaluation of the legal solutions adopted in the course of the pandemic.

The Editorial Board of the ELTE Law Journal is aware that a large number of articles have been already published on various legal aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, after more than one year following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the time is ripe for a comprehensive in-depth evaluation of the legal dimensions of the epidemic and more generally of the capacity of law to respond to a number of other crisis situations, such as economic depression, natural disasters, political changes and wars.

For this reason, the Editorial Board of the ELTE Law Journal intends to devote a special issue to these questions and invites authors to submit articles of outstanding quality for this thematic issue. The topics considered include, but are not limited to:

  • disintegration or stronger cooperation as a consequence of crisis situations at an international or regional level (e.g., the legal framework of the World Health Organization and the International Health Regulations; the COVID-19 pandemic and the EU fundamental freedoms; building a European Health Union);
  • the reactivity of law to crisis situations: state of emergency as a response?;
  • rule of law in light of the pandemic and other crisis situations;
  • private ordering of crisis situations.

Contributions on other current issues of international, EU and comparative law are also welcome.

The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2021.

Articles can be sent to the following email address: eltelawjournal@ajk.elte.hu

The Editorial Board gives preference to high-quality submissions that shed new light on the subject and may have lasting scholarly significance.  Articles must comply with the ELTE Law Journal Submission Guide. All articles are subject to peer review before they are accepted for publication.

The ELTE Law Journal is one of the leading law reviews in Hungary. The journal is published by ELTE Eötvös Press, the publisher of the ELTE Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest). The journal is available both in printed and electronic form. All articles can be accessed online free of charge via the ELTE Law Journal website. The Editorial Board is committed to publish articles that raise the interest of the international academic community.

The Editorial Board of the ELTE Law Journal