Friday, March 12, 2010

Call for Submissions: Goettingen Journal of International Law Student Essay Competition

The Goettingen Journal of International Law has issued a call for submissions for its annual student essay competition. This year's topic is "The Rise of Self-Determination." Here's the call:

The Goettingen Journal of International Law (GoJIL) is the first student-run journal in the field of International Law in Germany. Our object is to publish a journal that fosters debate among scholars of diverse fields in International Law and related disciplines. Since 2009 the journal has already published three issues.

The backbone of GoJIL is formed by the Editorial Board, a group of enthusiastic students and scholars from various academic disciplines. As we are students ourselves, we want to give young scholars the chance to gain practical experience and make their own professional scientific publication with GoJIL.

To make this possible, the GoJIL hosts an annual International Law Essay Competition on a current topic in International Law. The best article submitted will be published in an upcoming issue. Examples for winning contributions in the past you can find in the recent GoJIL issue Vol 1 No 3 (Marco Benatar: "The Use of Cyber Force: Need for Legal Justification?") as well as in GoJIL Vol 1 No 1 (Evelyne Schmid: "The Right to a Fair Trial in Times of Terrorism: A Method to Identify the Non-Derogable Aspects of Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights").

We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity and hand in your submissions on the topic:

‘The Rise of Self-Determination’

The deadline for your submission is 15 June 2010.

For further details, please see our website:

We are looking forward to your submission.