Disaster Law Essay Contest

The International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest aims to stimulate creative thinking and analysis of disaster law amongst university students.

The Disaster Law Essay Contest is co-sponsored by IFRC Disaster Law, the American Society of International Law's Disaster Law Interest Group, the Jean Monnet Project 'Disseminating Disaster Law for Europe' at Roma Tre University, and the International Disaster Law Project of the Universities of Bologna, Roma Tre, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Uninettuno.

The winner of the Third Essay Contest, held in 2020, was Rhys Carvosso of Cambridge University with his essay entitled 'Techniques for Regulating Disasters across the Breadth of International Law: Disapplication, Exculpation, and their Shortcomings'. Louise Baumann of the University of Auckland received an honourable mention.