Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition

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Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition

The American Society of International Law’s International Refugee Law Interest Group is glad to announce its annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition. This contest is open for Student who must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of submission.

The Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney is the world’s leading research center dedicated to the study of international refugee law. In this competition students Competition will receive a $100 cash award.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • 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.

How to Apply & Competition Rules

The applicants should be submitted their Articles to irlig@ilsa.org as Microsoft Word attachments.

Rules:

Each application must include:

  • By submitting papers, candidates represent that they fulfill the eligibility requirements of the Competition.
  • The organizers may request formal proof of eligibility.
  • No later than 24 hours after the submission deadline, candidates will receive an e-mail confirming that their submissions have been received.
  • Submissions may range from 7,000 to 12,000 words, including footnotes.
  • Each candidate is limited to a single submission.
  • Papers may address any topic related to international law and refugees, stateless persons, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and forced migrants.

Benefits:

  • The winner of the Fifth Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition will receive a $100 cash award.
  • The award will be formally presented at the 113th 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.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, 15 January 2019.

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