International law
in the XXI century
International and Comparative Law Research Center is the organizer of the International Law in the XXI century Award for the best long paper on public international law
300 000 rub


The International Law in the XXI century competition for the best long papers on the public international law is conducted in accordance with the Regulations on the competition and the Submission Rules, as well as the established practice.

A group of Russian experts in public international law, including Vladlen Vereschetin, Roman Kolodkin, Sergey Punzhin, Leonid Skotnikov, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov, and Aleksandr Khodakov came up with the idea of establishing the Award.

The competition is held annually. It seeks to promote and foster in-depth and innovative research in the field of public international law.


The paper may address any public international law issue; it may be submitted in Russian or English.
The paper must be prepared by one author; only previously unpublished papers or those published on or after 1 January 2018 will be considered. The length of the paper shall be between 40 000 and 80 000 characters.
Only citizens of the Russian Federation, under 35 years old, having completed higher legal education in law and/or with a postgraduate degree in law, are eligible to take part in the competition.


The winner receives the International Law in the XXI century Award, diploma and a prize of 300 000 roubles.
See the works of the winners of past competitions here The winner’s paper will be published in the «International Justice» Journal.

Contacts regarding the competition:

+7 (495) 640-65-65


International and Comparative Law Research Center organizes the competition in cooperation with the Saint-Petersburg International Legal Forum and Ivanyan & Partners law firm. The Informational partner is International Justice Journal.