Call for Papers for Volume 2, Issue 1


The Editorial Team of Central European Journal of Comparative Law kindly invites researchers and scholars, as well as university teachers to submit their scholarly writings in the forthcoming issue (Volume 2, Issue 1) of our journal in the following sections:


The Rule of Law Report (of the European Commission) as a new process/tool in the European Rule of Law Mechanism

  • What are the legal basis and legitimacy of the Rule of Law Report?
  • What are the points of view, sources, methodology and procedure of the Rule of Law Report?
  • What is the relation between the Rule of Law Report and Article 7 TEU procedure? What is the conceptual difference between the Rule of Law Report and Article 7 TEU procedure?


Agreement on a plurilateral treaty for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties (BITs)

  • Examples at national level regarding the dispute settlement mechanisms of Intra-EU BITs (e.g. Magyar Farming Company Ltd, Kintyre Kft and Inicia Zrt v. Hungary, ICSID Case No. ARB/17/27, Award, 13 November 2019).
  • Effect of the Agreement for pending arbitration proceedings.
  • Dispute settlement procedures in accordance with the Agreement.
  • Questions in connection with efficiency: Investor-State arbitration contra the self-imposed role of the European Court of Justice in alternative dispute settlement procedures.
  • Compatibility of the dispute settlement mechanism for free trade agreements with the EU law, signed by the European Union and its Member States, in particular the opinion Nr. 1/17 of the European Court of Justice (in the light of the judgement in the Achmea case).
  • Creating new mechanisms for efficient dispute settlement.


Judicial careers

  • Mechanisms of appointment at courts of appeal and high courts.
  • Role of the self-governing bodies of magistrates in judicial careers (appointment, advancement).
  • Tools to measure and assess the individual judicial performance.
  • Is judicial career open for persons coming from other legal professions, and if yes, under which conditions?
  • Can a legal professional who is not a judge (for example, a senior attorney or a law professor) become directly a senior judge?
  • Are there places reserved in courts (especially in higher courts) for non-career judges (for example, law professors), and if yes, what is the appointment procedure like?


Intergenerational transfers in family-run enterprises

  • What sorts of legal tools do lawyers use to keep a business family-owned?
  • Legal tools applied to regulate intergenerational transfers in family-run enterprises.
  • Designs of generation changes in multi-family enterprises (for example, shareholders’ agreements).
  • Separation between ownership and management in case of intergenerational transfers.
  • Is there a practice regarding company structuring or constituting a company group to facilitate or influence the intergenerational transfer?
  • Jurisprudence on conflicts related to intergenerational transfers of businesses.


These topics are not exclusive. The Editorial Team gladly welcomes manuscripts from all fields of law which are in connection with the journal’s mission. Central European Journal of Comparative Law (hereinafter referred to as ‘CEJCL’) wishes to be the forum of comparative research, which primarily but not exclusively intends to analyse both private and public law of European countries from the viewpoint of comparative method. We also accept manuscripts from the field of comparative political sciences. In particular CEJCL carries out research in topics and with an approach that are relevant for the countries of Central European region – Visegrád Group and the Carpathian Basin. Concerning these kinds of topics and this approach CEJCL also intends to become the determining forum of international and European law publications. CEJCL prefers thematic issues for the sake of advancing easier comparability. For CEJCL it is an important aspect to ensure ‘best practices’ for the above-mentioned groups of countries, as well as to make different legal systems available and interpretable for others, or even exemplary in the cases of good solutions.



CEJCL exclusively accepts manuscripts that are written in English. The manuscripts submitted that are accepted for publication are proofread by English-language experts, the costs of which are covered by the publisher.


Length requirements

CEJCL publishes articles that do not exceed 60.000 characters, including spaces. Generally, the manuscripts should be between 40.000 and 60.000 characters.


Guide for authors, including reference style and citation; peer-review

Please, find the detailed guide for authors on the following website: The authors may find more information about the process of peer-review on the following website:



We ask the authors to be so kind as to submit their manuscripts by 15 February, 2021 at the latest. The submission should be sent via e-mail to the following address: It should also include the author’s personal data (affiliation, academic degree, position, e-mail address, ORCID number), a brief abstract and 5-7 keywords in a separate document.


Publication date

The Editorial Team aims to publish the new issue in June 2021 at the latest.