This announcement calls for the submission of abstracts not exceeding 500 words for consideration for the third “International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest”. This contest is co-sponsored by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the American Society of International Law Disaster Law Interest Group (ASIL DLIG), the Jean Monnet Project ‘Disseminating Disaster Law for Europe’ at Roma Tre University and the International Disaster Law Project (IDL) of the Universities of Bologna, Roma Tre, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and Uninettuno.
The contest, open to current university students and recent graduates, aims to stimulate creative thinking and analysis about disaster law, from an international or comparative perspective.
Essays may examine any issue related to law and disasters, but must do so either from an international or comparative law perspective. Comparative essays should examine laws or legal issues from no less than two countries.
The winner of the contest will receive:

  •  A monetary prize in the amount of Euro 500.
  •  A free annual membership in the American Society of International Law.
    The winner will also have his or her paper published as a “Working Paper” of the IFRC’s Disaster Law Programme. They will retain copyright of their papers and may subsequently publish them elsewhere, according to the terms of the Working Papers series.

Participants are requested to submit an abstract not exceeding 500 words dealing with disaster law, analysed from an international or comparative law perspective,  no later than 15 February 2020.