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The Paul Reuter Prize on International Humanitarian Law 2012 – Call for applications

05-09-2011 Event

The Paul Reuter Prize, in the amount of 5,000 Swiss francs, is generally awarded every three years for a major work in the sphere of international humanitarian law.

Event Info

When: 05.09.2011 - 30.11.2011

The Paul Reuter Fund was created in 1983 thanks to a donation made to the ICRC by the late Paul Reuter, Honorary Professor at the University of Paris and member of the Institut de droit international. The Fund's purposes are to contribute financially to an undertaking in the field of international humanitarian law (e.g. the publication of a book), and to finance the Paul Reuter Prize.

The Prize (5,000 Swiss francs) is generally awarded every three years for a major work in the sphere of international humanitarian law and will be awarded for the tenth time in spring 2012.

The Prize has been awarded nine times so far, to the following authors: Mohammed El Kouhène (1985), Heather Wilson (1988), Edward Kwakwa and Alejandro Valencia Villa (1991), Prof. Eric David (1994), Prof. Geoffrey Best and Major-General A. P. V. Rogers (1997), Ilias Bantekas (2000), Prof. Ruth Abril Stoffels (2003), Marten Zwanenburg (2006) and to Théo Boutruche (2009).

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

  • its aim must be to enhance knowledge or understanding of international humanitarian law;
  • it must either be unpublished or have been published since the closing date for submissions for the most recent award of the Prize (15 December 2008);
  • it must be written in English, French or Spanish.

Applications must include:

  • a brief curriculum vitae;
  • a list of the applicant's publications;
  • three unabridged copies of the work submitted.

Applications must be received no later than 30 November 2011.

For more information: Presentation of the Paul Reuter Fund

Applications for the Paul Reuter Prize or requests for financial support for work in the field of international humanitarian law should be sent to:

The Chairman of the Commission of the Paul Reuter Fund
Legal Division
International Committee of the Red Cross
19, Avenue de la Paix
1202 Geneva
Switzerland