The Paul Reuter Fund
31-12-1997 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 321
The Paul Reuter Fund was set up in 1983 through a donation made to the ICRC 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— it must either be unpublished or have been published in the two years preceding the award, i.e. in 1998 or 1999.
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
Paul Reuter Fund Committee