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The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The Act incorporated a law university of national stature in Punjab, thereby fulfilling the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalisation and liberalisation. The University acquired the approval of the Bar Council of India (BCI) in July 2006.

About the Call for Paper

Over the past decade, the relevance of international criminal law has grown significantly in India, presenting unique avenues for legal discourse in the 21st century. This competition provides students with the platform to delve into and dissect emerging issues within the realm of international criminal law.


International Criminal Law: Contemporary Challenges for the International Criminal Court


  • International Criminal Justice and Erosion of Sovereignty
  • International Criminal Court and the Idea of Combating
  • Immunity for Heads of States and Government Officials
  • Climate Change, Ecocide, and International Criminal Law
  • Gender-based Crimes in International and Non-International Armed Conflicts
  • Corporate and Individual Criminal Liability for International Crimes: Trends and Challenges
  • International Criminal Law: Contemporary Issues

Submission Guidelines

  • All essays shall be checked for plagiarism and must have a similarity rate of no more than 10%.
  • The essays shall be between 3,000-5,000 words.

Formatting Guidelines

  • The main body of the essay must be in Times New Roman, font size 12 with line spacing set at 1.5.4
  • The footnotes must be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with line spacing set at 1.
  • All footnotes must follow the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) (4th ed.).


  • First Prize: Rs 7,000/-
  • Second Prize: Rs 5,000/-
  • Third Prize: Rs 3,000/

How to Submit?

Click on the link provided below to submit.

Submission Deadline

All essays must be submitted along with registration fees paid by 30 April 2024

Registration Details

  • Click on the link provided below to register.
  • The registration fee for individual authors, as well as for coauthors collectively, is Rs 500 (exclusive of GST)

Contact Information

Queries on the Competition, including thematic and submission related questions, should be directed to icl@rgnul.ac.in

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