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2015 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition

2015 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition

American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society (ASIL), and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team are pleased to announce the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad.

The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law.

Topic

The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender

Organizer

American University Washington College of Law, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society (ASIL), and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team

2015 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition

Prizes

  • The winning author will receive a $500 cash prize and a one-year ASIL student membership.
  • The winning author will also have the opportunity to present his or paper through a virtual conference with a panel of experts.

Deadline

October 7, 2015 by 12:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Guidelines

  • Students must be currently enrolled in a law degree program at a U.S. or foreign law school as of the submission deadline.
  • Students must choose a legal topic related to this year’s theme, “The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender.” Papers without a direct focus on this theme will not be reviewed.
  • Submissions must be unpublished papers written solely by the candidate in English.
  • Papers should be submitted via email to TeachingIHL@wcl.american.edu as Microsoft Word attachments.
  • Each person submitting a paper must also fill out and submit a Submission Form (accessible here) and Confirmation of Enrollment (available here).
  • Students will receive an email confirmation that their submission was received no later than 24 hours after the submission deadline and should contact the organizers in the event they do not receive a confirmation email.
  • For the full rule governing this competition click here.
  • If you would like to check the frequently asked questios to see if your questions has been answered, click here.

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