Revue hellénique de droit international – suspension of publication

The Hellenic Institute of International and Foreign Law is in the unpleasant position to announce that it is forced to suspend the publication of the Revue hellénique de droit international, the only Greek law journal exclusively written in languages other than Greek. This happens for the first time since the beginning of its publication in 1948. Such decision was taken after much concern and with a feeling of bitterness; it was inevitable, however. As of 1 July 2014, the State financing of the Institute –which essentially constitutes a public service– was stopped. State financing was provided by the institutional law of 1939 and was granted in various forms without interruption, until stopped as above. Our repeated efforts to restore the situation, even partially, had no effect whatsoever. Covering even the basic costs for the Institute’s operation became problematic and, as a consequence, the cost reduction vortex swept away the publication of the law journal, along with other useful and necessary activities. The Institute wishes to thank warmly all those who contributed with their papers to the achievement of the high scientific level of the Revue hellénique de droit international as well as all those who embraced and hosted it in their libraries in Greece and abroad. We maintain the hope that the suspension of publication will be temporary and that in the not too distant future, the Revue will be published again, continuing its 67 year tradition.