2nd International Research Paper Writing Competition

deadline for submissions: 
December 20, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Kathmandu School of Law Review
contact email: 

KSLR is pleased to announce the 2nd International Research Paper Writing Competition (IRPWC)


Theme of the Competition: Contemporary Issues in Migration Law


Sub-themes: Including, but not limited to:

  • Issues within the definition and classification of ‘migration’ and ‘migrants’;
  • Issues within various international legal frameworks applicable to human migration. These include: human rights law, international labour standards, refugee law, the law against transnational organized crimes, environment law (notably the law on climate change), humanitarian law, international health regulation, and such;
  • Relativism in law, policies and practices among states of origin, transit and destination, and the consequential gaps in protection of migrants;
  • The role and functions of inter-governmental organizations and the national government(s) in managing human migration and protecting migrants;
  • Accountability of non-state actors;
  • Legal and policy amendments to address the disruptions in and emerging patterns of human migration in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic.


Deadline: 20 December 2021, 11:59 PM NPT (GMT +5:45).



  • Students enrolled in bachelors, masters or Ph.D. level of studies, research scholars, and early career academicians with no more than 7 years of experience in their profession.
  • A paper may have up to three authors.
  • Only one submission is allowed per author.



  • Best paper: Cash prize of US $150/ and a certificate.
  • Second best paper: Cash prize of US $100/ and a certificate.
  • Third best paper: Cash prize of US $50/ and a certificate.


Paper submission link: https://forms.gle/N5cSCYNCN9JKfreJ9


Detailed information is available in the Guidelines, which can be found at shorturl.at/fgCVW.