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 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 enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any university (anywhere in the world) at the time of submission.
  • Essays may examine any issue related to law and disasters due to natural hazards, but must do so either from a comparative or an international law perspective, or both.  Comparative essays should examine laws or legal issues from no less than three countries.  

For more information, see the contest announcement. Please note the deadline has now been extended to 11:59 p.m CET on 31 October 2016.

How to participate

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. About this site & copyright