New number of East-West Studies Journal is published

The latest issue of the School of Governance, Law and Society journal East-West Studies is published. This is the eight number of the previously Tallinn University Law School journal.

East-West Studies is a double-blind peer-review journal with an international editorial board that consists of Estonian and foreign academics. The aim of the journal is to bring together specialists on various social studies such as philosophy, law, psychology, economy, international relations and also other social sciences, whose interests transcend a geographic region.

The current number exhibits the ever-growing complexity of challenges confronting contemporary legal scholarship. The edition has three groups of articles, focusing on international law, human rights and the rights of the vulnerable groups respectively. International law is the subject of the articles by Tiina Pajuste, who writes about the evolution of the concept of immunity of international organisations, and by Heiki Lindpere, who addresses the question of protection and preservation of the marine environment. International law is also relevant in the article by Heidi Kaarto (protection of the environment as a mandatory requirement) and by Gaziza Shakhanova (the architecture of security in the Eurasian region). Rao Javaid Iqbal´s and Tahir Mahmood’s contribution comparing Islamic and Western traditions in the context of Pakistan also belongs in the international law section. Human rights is the main area of research for Carsten Wulff (the right to be forgotten) and Mari-Ann Susi (animal rights). The rights of vulnerable groups are investigated by Marju Medar and others in the article reporting about the complexities of participation in the Estonian labor market, and by Zsolt Bugarski, Hans van Ewijk, Jean-Pierre Wilken and Rait Kuuse, comparatively analysing the implementation of article 19 of the UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities.

The 8th number of East-West Studies is edited by Professor of Human Rights Law, Mart Susi.