Journal of Social Sciences "EAST-WEST STUDIES”


New number of East-West Studies Journal is published

Latest issue of the School of Governance, Law and Society published journal East-West Studies Journal in now published. This is the eighth number of the previously Tallinn University Law School journal. 

The current number 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 organizations, and by Heiki Lindpere, who addresses the question of protection and preservation of 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 belongs also into 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 analyzing comparatively 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 the Journal’s editor-in chief, Research Professor of International Law and Politics, Rein Müllerson and the Professor of Human Rights Law, Mart Susi. 


The peer-reviewed Journal of Social Sciences "EAST-WEST STUDIES" has been published since 2007 by Tallinn University Law School (up to 2010 former University Nord) and since 2015 by Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society. From 2015 onwards there is double-blind peer-review process for accepting the submissions. The journal is open for submission for scholars from around the world, the international editorial board 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. Estonia is an European country and a member of the European Union and other European institutions as well as one of the easternmost members of these bodies. East-West Studies publishes articles not only on Estonian and European but also global issues, including East-West relations and problems. The journal offers original explanations and solutions to theoretical, methodological as well as practical problems; contributing to better understanding of challenges facing humankind.

The International Standard Serial Number ISSN 1736-9541 is assigned to the journal.

The electronic version of the journal is open access. Readers are kindly requested to register themselves from the top-right corner of this page.


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