For authors

All submitted paper should meet the following requirements:

The article has to be written exclusively for the journal and should not be published in any of the publications worldwide beforehand.

The article has to concern the actual problems of the law and should have scientific value. It is also admissible if the article concerns the interdisciplinary contributions in the areas of relevance to the law.

One article shall not have more than four authors.

The size of the article should be not less than 8 and not more than 25 pages.

Parameters of the article are the following:

  1. format – A4, margins – 2 cm in all directions, 2,5 cm in left, paragraph – 0 cm, space between paragraphs – 1, space between lines – 1.15, font – Times New Roman, font size – 12 (for the footnotes – same, font size – 10, space – 1.0, font size for the title of the article and the subjects should be 14-16);
  2. Each page of the article has to be numbered in sequence. Free space or page should not be left and the pages should not be repeated. Minimal size of the font of the page number is 10. Pages of the article are numbered with Arabic digits;
  3. Article has to contain introductory part, main content, conclusions and bibliography. Besides, the main content of the article should be divided into chapters. Each chapter should be continued on the same page after 3.0 space after the previous paragraph. Article should be followed by the resume and the keywords up to ten;
  4. Literature has to be quoted in the article beyond the main text, in footnotes. List of the quoted literature has to be given in the end of the given article.

Sources have to be quoted in the article in footnotes, beyond the main text, in the lower corner of the same page. Arabic digits and numbers in uninterrupted sequence are used in numbering the quotes. The following rules are used for naming the sources and quoting:

  1. Article: surname, initial letter of the name, full title of the article, full name of the journal, number (volume), year, page (year and page are indicated only in digits, without “y” and “p.”). (I.e., 1. Machavariani S., Problem of Subordination and Jurisdiction according to Georgian Procedural Legislation, Journal “Justice”, N2, 2017, 186.).
  2. Book:
    • Surname, initial letter of the name, full title of the book, place of publication (if the place cannot be identified, then the publishing), year, page (year and page are indicated only in digits, without “y” and “p.”). (I.e., Melkadze O., Dvali B., Judicial Power in Foreign Countries, Tbilisi, 2000, 68.).
    • In case of the collection of articles – Surname, initial letter of the name, title of the article, full title of the book, editor, place of edition (if the place of publication cannot be identified, then the publishing), year, page (year and page are indicated only in digits, without “y” and “p”). (I.e., Javakhishvili P., Anatomy of Regulating of the Veto by the President of Georgia, in: 800 Years of Constitutionalism, edited by D. Gegenava and P. Javakhishvili, Tbilisi, 2017, 214).
    • When quoting the sacred writing books, the brackets are opened at the end of the quote, where the shortened titles of the books separated with the full stops are written and the numbers of the articles and chapters separated by commas are indicated afterwards. (Mt. 3,15), or (Gal. 4,5).
  3. Global network of the information: name of the web-page in triangle brackets, date of the last check – date, month, year are indicated in digits and numbers in quadrangular brackets (I.e., <> [12.10.2017].). Besides, date of the last check should not be later than two weeks after the date of sending the article by the author.


Loughlin M., Foundations of Public Law, London, 2012, 5.


Dworkin R., Justice for Hedgehogs, Harvard University Press, 2011, 156.

Chapter in the Book


Raz J., Can There Be a Theory of Law?, in: The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Edited by M.P. Golding and W.A. Edmundson, Blackwell Publishing, 2005, 144.

Translated Book

Barak A., Purposive Interpretation in Law, Translated by S. Bashi, Princeton University Press, 2011, 154.


Fuller L.L., Consideration and Form, Columbia Law Review, Vol.41, No.5, 1941, 800.

Translated Article

Radbruch G., Five Minutes of Legal Philosophy, Translated by B.L. Paulson and S.L. Paulson, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol.26, No.1, 2006, 14.


Administrative Procedural Code of Georgia, 2004, Art. 2(5).

Constitution of the United States of America, 1787, Art.7.

Constitutional Court of Georgia

Public Defender of Georgia v. Parliament of Georgia, Decision N2/7/1631 of the Constitutional Court of Georgia, 7 November 2022, II-12.

Ordinary Courts of Georgia

Judgement Nბს-1168-1136(კ-10) of the Supreme Court of Georgia, 10 January 2011, par.11.

Decision N2/17071-14 of Tbilisi City Court, 19 May 2015, par. 3.11.

European Court of Human Rights

The Former King of Greece and Others v. Greece [ECtHR], App. no. 25701/94, 28 November 2002, par. 15.

European Court of Justice

Laurent Pech v. Council of the European Union [CJEU], C-408/21 P, 21 April 2021, par. 91.


References not in Latin script must be referred to according to transliteration rules. For Georgian Language transliteration rules, see the web page.