Results of the Canada-Wide Blog Contest: the Future of International Criminal Justice

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5 November 2018 – The Canadian Partnership for International Justice, the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights, and the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic are happy to proclaim the winners of the Canada-Wide Blog Contest on the future of international criminal justice.

The selection was made by a bilingual committee of distinguished professors and professionals in international criminal law. The evaluation was based on the following criteria: respect of the theme, originality of the subject and of the way it is addressed, rigor of the research, quality of the writing and style, form and language.

Many contributions were received during the contest. Written in English or in French, by one person or by a team, these contributions were of high quality and evidence the Canadian students’ capacity to vulgarize and communicate ideas on international criminal justice.

The winner blogposts’ authors will receive their prize and see their post published on the Quid Justitiae blog in the coming days. The authors of the other blogposts may decide to submit it to the Quid Justitiae blog and get it published after the applicable editing process.

Watch the Quid Justitiae website as well as the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the Partnership, Chair and Clinic to read the blogposts.

We warmly thank all participants to the contest!

Winners of the Contest

1st position (total prize of 500 $)

Pierre-Gabriel Stefanaggi

La C.D.I. fête ses 70 ans : Importance et actualité de la codification du droit pour la justice pénale africaine

2nd position (total prize of 250 $)

Rosine Faucher

Transcending Verticality: Stark need & small hope

3nd position (total prize of 100 $)

Manon Creusot et Catherine Savard

Repenser la justice internationale pénale dans le contexte des 20 ans du Statut de Rome : des solutions nécessaires pour combler le vide juridique entourant le sort des acquittés


Canada-Wide Blog Contest: The Future of International Criminal Justice

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights, the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic and the Canadian Partnership for International Justice are launching a national contest to find the best blog posts on the current challenges or on the future of international criminal justice. This contest is open to students from all Canadian universities, regardless of the cycle and discipline, who share a particular interest in international criminal justice. Blog posts submitted may either present current debates on issues of international criminal justice or reflect your vision of the future of international criminal justice, its prospects, its challenges. Be creative!

The selection committee comprises several eminent Canadian professors. The competition is therefore an ideal opportunity to be read by leading experts in international criminal justice. Blog posts will be selected according to originality and rigour both of the form and content. The three best submissions, as chosen by the selection committee, will be rewarded with prizes of $500, $250 and $100 respectively. These three blog posts will also be published on the blog Quid Justitiae. We invite you to submit your blog post before July 1st, 2018, 11:59 pm PST, at info@quidjustitiae.ca. Blog posts must be submitted in .doc or .docx format and follow the Quid Justitiae guidelines reproduced below, otherwise they will not be considered. More information is available here.

** The deadline to submit your texts has passed. Deliberations are now taking place and the results will be published within a few weeks. Thanks to all participants, and stay tuned! **