Essay Competition by GNLU and SIPRI | Prizes worth Rs 22.5k | Submit by Nov. 23

About GNLU

The Gujarat National Law University is a public law school and a National Law University established under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003 in the state of Gujarat. The university is located at Gandhinagar, which is the capital of Gujarat and is located 23 kilometers north of the city of Ahmedabad.

About Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute is an international institute based in Stockholm. It was founded in 1966 and provides data, analysis and recommendations for armed conflict, military expenditure and arms trade as well as disarmament and arms control.

About the Competition

Authors are invited to describe challenges from a legal standpoint and propose potential policy recommendations on a selected topic. Analysis from local, national and regional perspectives on selected topics are encouraged.


Contemporary Challenges in Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

Suggested Topics

  • The future of non-proliferation and/or disarmament through hard law and/or soft law.
  • Risks posed by rapidly advancing technologies (cyber space, outer space, artificial intelligence) in International Humanitarian Law.
  • Prioritizing gender in arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation.


  • Age – 17-25 years as of essay submission
  • Open to all students from Law and/or Policy backgrounds within India

Submission Guidelines

  • Word limit – 2500 words, excluding footnotes
  • Only one entry from one participant, previously unpublished work only
  • No joint submissions permitted
  • Due to zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism, all sources must be cited.

How to Submit?

Interested candidates must submit their entries through email at sipriessay2022[at]


  • 1st prices – INR 10000
  • 2nd prize – INR 7500
  • 3rd prize – INR 5000
  • 1st prize winner will get a chance to attend an international event in Europe coordinated by SIPRI or the EU Non-proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC).

Submission Deadline

November 23, 2022

Contact Information

In case of any queries, please contact [email protected]


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