GNLU SIPRI International Essay Competition on Disarmament Law [Prizes Worth Upto Rs 10,000]: Submit by 23 Nov. 2022

GNLU SIPRI International Essay Competition on Disarmament Law [Prizes Worth Upto Rs 10,000]: Submit by 23 Nov. 2022

About Gujrat National Law University

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is the statutory university established by the Govt. of Gujarat under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) (2f & 128) The University is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). International Association of Law Schools (IALS), Asian Law Institute (ASLI) and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.

About Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public.

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About Eassy Competition

Theme : Contemporary challenges in Disarmament and Non-proliferation.

Suggested Topics:

  1. The future of non-proliferation and/or disarmament through hard law and/or soft law
  2. Risks posed by rapidly advancing technologies (cyber space, outer space, artificial intelligence) in international humanitarian law
  3. Prioritizing gender in arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation

Authors are invited to describe challenges from a legal standpoint and propose potential policy recommendations on a selected topic Analysis from local, national and regional perspectives on selected topics are encouraged.

Submission Guidelines :

  1. Word limit: 2500 words (excluding footnotes)
  2. Applicants age group: 17-25 years as on essay submission
  3. Open to all students from law and/or policy backgrounds within India
  4. Only one entry per participant, previously unpublished work only
  5. No joint submissions permitted
  6. Due to zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism, all sources must be cited
  7. Visas for travel are not guaranteed. Organizers will provide administrative support for the process

Important Dates:

Last Date of Submission: 23 November 2022

Prize :

1st Prize: INR 10000

2nd Prize: INR 7500

3rd Prize: INR 5000

Winner (1st Prize Winner) will get a chance to attend an international event in Europe coordinated by SIPRI or the EU Non-proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC)”. Travel, accommodation and visa application cost included

Note :In case of unforeseeable travel restrictions due to Covid-19, provisions will be made for the winner to attend an event hosted by SIPRI or the EUNPDC in-person at a later date.

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