Annual International Refugee Law - Student Writing Competition
The American Society of International Law’s International Refugee Law Interest Group (IRLIG) announced its third annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the Global Migration Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; the International Law Students Association (ILSA); the International Journal of Refugee Law; and the American Society of International Law (ASIL).
Eligibility and Requirements
- Papers may address any topic related to international law and refugees, internally-displaced persons (IDPs), and forced migrants.
- Student authors must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of submission.
- Papers must be written solely by the candidate, in English, and may not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.
- Citations should be in footnotes, rather than endnotes. If the paper is selected for publication in the International Journal of
- Refugee Law, it must comply with the Journal’s style sheet and the OSCOLA footnote style. For that reason, students may choose to adopt this style in their manuscripts.
- Submissions may range from 7,000 to 12,000 words, including footnotes.
- Each candidate is limited to a single submission.
Award and Announcement
The winner of the Third Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition will receive a $100 cash award, as well as free admission to the ASIL Annual Meeting, to be held in Washington, 12-15 April 2017, from IRLIG; the opportunity to have the paper considered for publication in the International Journal of Refugee Law; and a complimentary one-year student membership provided by ASIL.
The award will be formally presented at the ASIL Annual Meeting,
To enable the winner to attend the Annual Meeting, The Global Migration Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva will contribute up to Sfr 1,500 toward travel expenses.
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