Competition: Rosalynn Higgins Prize – Int’L Court of Justice Papers

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The Brill journal, Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (LPICT) has a named a Prize in honour of H.E. Rosalyn Higgins. The deadline to submit papers to the competition is June 30, 2021.

The Rosalyn Higgins Prize is an annual prize which awards EUR 1.000 of Brill book vouchers and a one-year LPICT subscription to the author of the best article on the law and practice of the International Court of Justice, either focusing solely on the ICJ or with the ICJ as one of the dispute settlement mechanisms under consideration. The winning article will also be published in LPICT and made freely available online for ninety days to maximize its dissemination.

Competition for the Prize is open to all: scholars as well as practitioners, junior as well as senior professionals. Submissions will be selected via a double-blind peer review process by a Prize Committee, including both co-Editors-in-Chief.

Exceptionally, two papers of an equally high standard can be selected. The Committee is also able to choose not to award the Prize if in its opinion none of the submitted papers reaches the required standards.

To be considered, submissions should be between 8.500 and 10.000 words in length (footnotes included), not yet published or under review elsewhere. Further instructions for authors are available here.

Submissions now open! Deadline: 30 June 2021

All papers for consideration of the Prize should be uploaded into the LPICT Editorial Manager system (select “special section” when asked for type of submission). After having uploaded their text, authors are recommended to send an email notifying their participation to Freya Baetens ( and Régis Bismuth (, LPICT CoEditors-in-Chief (with “LPICT Rosalyn Higgins Prize” as email subject).

The prizewinner(s) will be announced in September 2021.

About the author

Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University