First Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest

The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) is pleased to announce the launch of the “First Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest”.   The contest is co-sponsored by the IFRC, the American Society of international Law (ASIL) and the “International Disaster Law Project” of the Universities of Bologna, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Roma Tre and Uninettuno (also associated with the Italian Red Cross Cross), with support from the International Institute of Humanitarian Law. We are looking for entries from graduate or undergraduate students (regardless of major/concentration)with a deadline of January 30, 2015.  Among the top prizes are sponsored participation in next year’s week-long “International Disaster Law Course” in Sanremo and a year membership in ASIL and waiver of fees for attendance of the 2015 Annual meeting on April. Note that all submissions must be in English and must address international or comparative legal issues for disasters linked to natural hazards.

They are also looking for qualified persons willing to serve as readers/scorers of some of the contest submissions. The reading would take place in the first 2-3 weeks of February. If anyone is willing and available, he/she should write to disaster.law@ifrc.org and include his/her CV. The web link for the contest is http://bit.ly/ZCl1Ez.

For the flyer click Flyer – Disaster law essay contest.

If you have any questions, please contact them at disaster.law@ifrc.org<mailto:disaster.law@ifrc.org>.

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