The Canadian Council on International Law is inviting international law papers from students who are studying at the graduate or undergraduate level in any discipline. Articling students are also eligible: papers from articling students will be considered under the graduate student category.
Successful applicants will give a presentation based on their papers at the 2014 CCIL Annual Conference to be held in Ottawa from November 13-15, 2014. One award will be given for the best graduate paper and one for the best undergraduate paper. Winners will receive the fifth annual Ronald St. John Macdonald Young Scholars Award. (Subsidies for travel to the annual conference are available.)
This year's CCIL conference theme is "Combustion: Energy, Environmental Issues, Natural Resources, Extraction…Issues Igniting International Law”
As the world's population increases, so too does the demand for energy and natural resources and related challenges. Energy and natural resources provide opportunities for economic development, foreign investment, and technology transfer. On the other hand, they can also fuel armed conflict and challenge the rights of indigenous peoples.
International law plays a growing role in world energy transactions and resource extraction – from investment treaty arbitration to voluntary codes of conduct for extractive industries and the Framework Convention on Climate Control; it is also essential for the protection of human beings.
Papers that reflect the conference theme will be given strong consideration by the CCIL Ronald St. John Macdonald Award Selection Committee. Papers must be no more than 35 pages in length.
Papers should be sent by email to: email@example.com by July 12, 2014.
Please use the subject heading: Macdonald Award - Graduate or Macdonald Award - Undergraduate.