Date: 11th October, 2022

Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, is organizing an International Essay Writing Competition on the theme “Contemporary Challenges in Disarmament and non-Proliferation”. The winner shall receive a cash prize of INR 10,000 as well as a chance to attend an international event in Europe coordinated by the SIPRI or EUNPDC with travel, accommodation and visa cost included. The second and third runners up shall also receive a cash prize of INR 7500 and INR 5000 respectively.

Submissions are welcome from all students of law/policy background in India within the age group of 17-25 years. 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. Participants are supposed to note that co-authorship is prohibited and due to a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism, all sources must be cited. Word limit for the same is 2500 words, exclusive of footnotes. Suggested topics include:

  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.

Submissions are to be mailed at latest by 23rd November, 2022.

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