Award

The Böhler Franken Koppe Wijngaarden advocaten

Hague Academic Coalition Award

for Young Professionals


In co-operation with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Hague Justice Portal is pleased to announce the establishment of the annual Böhler Franken Koppe Wijngaarden advocaten Hague Academic Coalition Award for Young Professionals. The winner of the inaugural Award will be announced in 2009.

The Böhler Franken Koppe Wijngaarden advocaten (BFKW) Hague Academic Coalition Award for Young Professionals will be awarded to students or budding young academics who have recently graduated in the fields of international peace, justice and security. The Award will include the opportunity for the winner to publish his or her work in the Hague Justice Journal - Journal judiciaire de La Haye and to receive a cash prize of €1,000.

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Official Rules of the Award (PDF)

Article 1: The BFKW Hague Academic Coalition Award for Young Professionals

1. The Böhler Franken Koppe Wijngaarden advocaten (BFKW) Hague Academic Coalition Award for Young Professionals (the "Award") gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to publish their work in the Hague Justice Portal’s bilingual academic journal Hague Justice Journal - Journal judiciaire de La Haye (hereafter, the “Journal”). Starting in 2009, the Award will be awarded once a year.

2. The first BFKW Hague Academic Coalition Award for Young Professionals will be awarded during the first Hague Debate of 2009 (tentatively scheduled for February) and the winner’s commentary will be published in Volume 4 of the Journal.

Article 2: Goal

1. The Award gives a talented student or recent graduate the opportunity to have their work published in an academic journal. Submissions will centre on a specific topic determined by the Hague Justice Portal within the fields of international law, peace, justice, and/or security. 

Article 3: Eligible candidates

1. The competition is open to three categories of potential candidates: (1) those enrolled in a Bachelor or Masters Degree programme; (2) those who have graduated within the previous two years; and, (3) to full-time interns.

2. Accordingly, to be eligible for the 2009 Award, candidates must not have graduated from their most recent degree before 31 December 2006, unless that candidate is following a full-time internship at the date of submission of their work.

3. Employees and interns working at the Hague Justice Portal, Radio Netherlands Worldwide and Böhler Franken Koppe Wijngaarden advocaten are not eligible to win the Award.

Article 4: Conditions of Participation

1. Eligible applicants are invited to submit a 500-word (maximum) abstract on the theme “Victims and International Law: Remedies in the Courtroom” to editors@haguejusticeportal.net before 31 December 2008.  Abstracts on other topics will not be considered.

2. Abstracts may be submitted in English or French.

3. Applicants will receive email confirmation when their submission has been received.

Article 5: The Judges

1. In 2009, the judges for the Award will be representatives of the three sponsors:

- Hague Justice Portal (Hague Academic Coalition)
- Böhler Franken Koppe Wijngaarden advocaten
- Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Article 6: Criteria for Judging

1. The Award will be awarded based on two principal criteria:
     a. The participant’s treatment of the theme
     b. The originality and quality of the abstract

2. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The judges reserve the right to withhold the Award in the unlikely event that the desired standard is not reached.

Article 7: The Award

1. The winning submission will be refereed with a view to publication in the Journal. The author will be awarded the (one thousand euro) BFKW Hague Academic Coalition Award for Young Professionals.

2. The winner of the Award will then submit a complete commentary (up to 5,000 words) for publication in the Journal. Additional guidelines for publication can be found on the Hague Justice Portal.

3. The payment of the Award will be made once the winning candidate has submitted the full commentary to the Journal’s editors and the editors are satisfied that the work has reached a publishable standard.

Article 8: Announcing the Winner of the Award

1. The winner of the 2009 Award will be announced during the first Hague Debate of 2009, tentatively scheduled for February.

Article 9: Obligation of the Winner

1. By accepting the Award, the winner commits to submit a complete commentary (up to 5,000 words) based on his/her winning abstract. The winner will work with the editorial team of the Hague Justice Portal to edit the commentary as needed for publication in the Journal.

Article 10.  These Rules

The BFKW Hague Academic Coalition Award for Young Professionals will be governed by these rules in 2009.