Disaster law essay contest


This annual 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 Module on “International and EU Law” of Roma Tre University and the International Disaster Law Project (IDL) of the Universities of Bologna, Pisa Sant’Anna, Roma Tre and Uninettuno.

The aim is to stimulate creative thinking and analysis about disaster law in a comparative and/or international perspective.

  • The contest is open only to students (1) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program (as master or PhD students) at any university (anywhere in the world) at the time of submission or (2) to students who have graduated from such programmes within 12 months of the final date of their registration period.
  • Essays may examine any issue related to law and disasters, but must do so either from an international or comparative law perspective, or both.  

For more information, see the contest announcement and flyer. Deadline for abstracts is 11.59pm CET on 7 July 2017

How to participate

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