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Miscellaneous: The Paul Reuter Fund

30-06-1999 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 834, p. 441-442

The Paul Reuter Fund was set up in 1983 through a donation made to the International Committee of the Red Cross by the late Paul Reuter, Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris and member of the Institute of International Law. The Fund’s purpose is twofold: to encourage the publication of works on international humanitarian law or other initiatives in that field, and to finance the Paul Reuter Prize.

 1. Financial assistance for projects relating to dissemination of international humanitarian law  

The Fund may provide financial assistance:

• for the implementation of a project,

• for the publication of a work,

• to reward a particular activity or endeavour,

aimed at spreading knowledge of international humanitarian law.

 2. Paul Reuter Prize  

The prize (2,000 Swiss francs) is awarded in recognition of an outstanding work in the sphere of international humanitarian law. It has so far gone to the following authors: Mohammed El Kouhène, Heather A. Wilson, Edward K. Kwakwa, Alejandro Valencia Villa, Eric David, Geoffrey Best and A.P.V. Rogers.

 The Prize is to be awarded for the sixth time in February 2000.  

Under the Regulations of the Paul Reuter Prize, any work submitted must meet the following conditions:

• its aim must be to enhance knowledge or understanding of international humanitarian law,

• it must be written in English, French or Spanish,

• it must either be still unpublished or have been published since the closing date for submissions for the most recent award of the Prize (15 September 1996).

Applications must include:

• a brief curriculum vitae,

• a list of the candidate’s published works,

• three unabridged copies of the work submitted.

Authors meeting the above requirements should submit their applications no later than 15 September 1999.  

Requests for financial assistance and applications for the Paul Reuter Prize should be sent to:

Chairman of the Paul Reuter Fund Committee

International Committee of the Red Cross

19, avenue de la Paix

CH 1202 Geneva

 Paul Reuter Fund Committee