The Russian-Armenian University (RAU) in cooperation with the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Armenia (ICRC) announce the 11th International Conference for Young Researchers on International Humanitarian Law, which will be held from 13 December to 15 December 2018 in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. The Conference is a unique international platform for the discussion of contemporary issues and perspectives related to IHL development among young scholars. Since 2007 the geography of the Conference has grown: during these years RAU has hosted participants from Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Georgia, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Armenia and other states. 

Young researchers in the field of IHL under the age of 35 are invited to take part in the Conference participants’ pre-selection process. This year the Organizing Committee will also consider applications for the maximum of three positions of moderators of the one of below mentioned sections.
In order to apply the applicants should submit a research paper strictly within the scope of the announced conference topics presented below (meanwhile, not being limited by sub-topics).
The APPLICATION PACKAGE should be sent to and be comprised of:
  1. The Paper Abstract stating among others author’s original thesis, objectives and conclusions (maximum 1000 words),
  2. Duly Completed Application Form,
  3. Professional CV, also stating IHL related research (if any) and academic interests.
  4. English language proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.). In case of absence of such certificate the Organizing Committee reserves the right to conduct an interview with the applicant via Skype to check his/her English language proficiency.
Applicants applying for the position of moderator should also submit a short motivation letter (maximum 500 words) describing their previous experience in the sphere of IHL and reasons for their willingness to participate as a moderator for one of the sections listed below.
The deadline for submitting the application package is November 8, 2018 at 19:00, GMT + 4:00. The applicants will be selected on a competitive basis. The selection results will be announced on November 14, 2017. Selected applicants will receive an official invitation letter, including the program details and the venue.
Organizing Committee will provide the visa support for the participants of the Conference, as well as the accommodation, meals, local transportation and materials during the Conference days. Please note that round-trip travel expenses are to be covered by the participants of the Conference.
You can find all details here