Weeramantry Centre for Peace, Justice and International Law, India is dedicated to the memory of Late Professor Judge Christopher Weeramantry (1926-2017) who served as Judge of the International Court of Justice (1991-2000).
About the Essay Competition
The Call for Submissions is issued with the following assumptions:
COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep-seated biases in our democracy against vulnerable sections of our population.
Law remains one of the best tools to understand, respond and mitigate some of these biases.
Any submission is, therefore, expected to either address or critique both assumptions. It can range from identification of the issue to forging a valid response to it.
Authors are expected to critically engage with the legal and policy responses by the jurisdiction of their choice. They can also:
Explore the impact of COVID-19 on civil rights and liberties.
Assess the role and importance of Internationalism, International Law and International Organisations.
Connect the jurisdictional response with the international legal setup.
This is however not a list of superimpositions of ideas. Authors are free to frame and/or identify additional perspectives without losing upon the undertone of justice in their arguments.
Submissions are open to any presently enrolled graduate/post-graduate law student whose thoughts resonate with the Concept Note to this call. The institution where the participant author belongs, to must be recognised by the appropriate authority of the respective State.
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