Essay Competition 2013: Principles of International Criminal Law
Call for Paper
International criminal law has increasingly gained importance during the last decades, mainly owed to the international community’s strive to fight and prosecute human rights violations. Ever since the Nuremberg Trials, this field has experienced growing attention.
Given the number of contemporary scholarly publications, such development is likely to remain dynamic. The International Criminal Court’s first judgment in the Lubanga Case of 2012, amendments to the Rome Statute in 2010, and the observable trend of international crimes handled by national jurisdictions support this prediction.
To contribute to the increased formalization of international criminal law caused by, among others, these developments, this year’s Essay Competition is dedicated to current questions of this field of law.
Who? With this competition, we would like to give students and young doctoral candidates the chance to publish their first scientific papers.
Which topic? Participants are free to choose both the topic and the exact area of international criminal law on which their submissions will elaborate. We particularly welcome submissions addressing the modes of participation, problems of attribution, or the interdependency of international and national criminal law.
Which formal requirements? The deadline for your submission is 15 November 2013. The maximal word count is 5 000 words (excluding footnotes). The journal's author guidelines shall be observed to the greatest extend possible.
Which award? The winning article will be published in one of GoJIL’s next issues.