Goettingen Journal of International Law Essay Competition: “The Interplay of International and National Law”

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The Goettingen Journal of International Law (GoJIL) has just announced the topic for its an annual International Law Essay Competition. This year’s topic is “The Interplay of International and National Law”. GoJIL is the first student-run journal in the field of International Law in Germany. Published, since 1999, the journal aims to foster debate among scholars of diverse fields in International Law and related disciplines. The backbone of GoJIL is formed by the Editorial Board, a group of enthusiastic students and scholars from various academic disciplines. The stated aim of the journal  is “to give young scholars the chance to gain practical experience and  make their own professional scientific publication with GoJIL.”

The call for papers for this year’s essay competition reads as follows:

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 submission is 15 August 2012. The maxim word count is 3 000 words (without footnotes).

If you would like to write an article or are already working on the subject, send in your essay! The best article will be published in the Goettingen Journal of International Law – GoJIL Vol 4 No 3. If you have any questions, please write to info {at} gojil(.)eu or visit the journal’s website

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