The Goettingen Journal of International Law is currently seeking submissions for its 4th International Law Essay Competition. All law students worldwide are eligible to submit a paper. This year’s topic is “The Use of Unmanned Drones in Current Conflicts as a Legal Challenge.” The best article will be published in an upcoming issue. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2011.
The GoJIL is an e-journal of legal scholarship focusing on International Law. It is the first student-run International Law journal in Germany and is published exclusively in English. The journal is available online and free of charge.
This year’s topic is “Wanted Dead or Alive? The Use of Unmanned Drones in Current Conflicts as a Legal Challenge.” The editors suggest you consider the following questions. Are the targeted killings covered by the right to self-defense under the UN-Charter? Is the lack of a judicial trial justified under human rights law? Are states allowed to concede a right to kill to other states?
Papers are judged based on the relevancy and interest of the legal position; the quality of the legal argument; the structure and organization; and compliance with the guidelines. Papers must be no longer than 3000 words in length and must be in accordance with the GoJIL guidelines.
Open to all law students worldwide.
Papers may be submitted by email or through an online submission website. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2011.
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