International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition

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    American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Center) and the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society (ASIL) are pleased to once again 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.

    This Competition is part of a multi-pronged initiative to expand and support the teaching and study of IHL among both students and professors in which both the Center and ASIL have been deeply involved. In 2007, the Center published a study with the International Committee of the Red Cross on Teaching International Humanitarian Law in US Law Schools. The study identified a growing need for resources to support and expand the teaching of IHL among law faculty, but also a desire to support the interest of students in learning about IHL. The IHL Student Writing Competition promotes and supports student interest and deepening scholarship in IHL by providing students with a tangible way to become more directly involved in the global discourse around IHL. Last year, the Competition received over 50 submissions from 13 different coutnries. Click here to learn more about last year's winners.

    DEADLINE: January 31, 2013, at 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Standard Time

    ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS:

    * Students must currently be enrolled in a law degree program at a U.S. or foreign law school.
    * Students may choose a legal topic related to international humanitarian law.
    * Submissions must be unpublished papers written solely by the candidate in English.

    DEADLINE AND METHOD OF SUBMISSION:

    The deadline for submissions is Thurs., January 31, 2013, by 12:00 PM (NOON) Eastern Standard Time (EST).

    Articles 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 (click here to download) and Confirmation of Enrollment (click here to download). Students experiencing difficulty using these forms should email questions to TeachingIHL@wcl.american.edu.




    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.

    AWARD: The two winning authors will present their papers at an expert conference in Spring 2013 at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, with travel and accommodation expenses covered. Winners will also receive a complimentary registration at the ASIL Annual Meeting on April 3-6, 2013 in Washington, DC, as well as a one-year student membership with ASIL.

    For more informations please visit : Student Writing Competition - International Humanitarian Law - Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law - American University Washington College of Law

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