Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Write On! Essay contest in German student journal

(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers)

The Goettingen Journal of International Law, established in 2009 at Goettingen University, is Germany's 1st student-run international law journal. Editors now are welcoming young scholars to submit papers for the 5th GoJIL International Law Essay Competition. The topic is “The Interplay of International and National Law.”Organizers write:
'In our current global political and legal system, international law does not only influence national law, but also depends on it. Can national law set borders for the content of international treaties or does it become more flexible as treaties force interaction with other judicial systems? Can it be used to settle conflicts between national powers? How are treaties, both bi-lateral and multi-lateral, implemented on the domestic level? What is the impact of UN Security Council Resolutions or Human Rights agreements on States' law and politics? These are just a few of the numerous questions you could raise and address in your essay.'

The deadline for your papers, of no more than 3,000 words (not including footnotes), is August 15, 2012. The best article will be published in GoJIL.  For questions, contact the editors at info@gojil.eu or visit the journal's website.

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