In 1977, the then long-established Malaya Law Review (renamed the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies in 1991) commenced a regular section with the aim of recording Singapore's growing state practice in international law. In time, a South-East Asian section was also included to reflect the wealth of emergent South-East Asian practice. In 1997, in consideration of the fact that the international law articles and regular sections in the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies had become well-established, the Singapore Journal of International & Comparative Law was founded in its own right.

Beginning with Volume 8 of 2004, the Singapore Year Book of International Law succeeded the Singapore Journal of International and Comparative Law, thereby completing a process which began with the first scholarly documentation of Singapore's international law practice in 1977. The final issue of the Singapore Year Book published was Volume 12 of 2008.

From 2010, the Asian Journal of International Law succeeds the Singapore Year Book. The Journal is produced for the Asian Society of International Law by the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. For more information about the Asian Journal and submission guidelines, please visit



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