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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's Air & Space Law & Policy Essay Competition, 2020 (Submit by Feb 15)
The competition carries cash prizes of INR 100,000
The pandemic (COVID-19) has interrupted all sectors of the economy and transport industry is affected the most due to the confinement restrictions imposed by various governments across the world, understandably, for a good reason as health and safety is a priority for the transport sector.
Though the sector has been under tremendous financial pressure due to lack of revenues, it continues to play an important role as it provides `essential services`.
Repatriation, food and medical supplies, vaccines distribution or simply the fact that we are able to work from home today, is partly because of the investments made in space technologies over the years through satellite communications, satellite navigation and earth observation that contributed inestimably to support people and governments across the globe in these uncertain times.
COVID-19 has highlighted the relevance and the potential of aviation and space sector(s) in connecting people and goods. This means from a legal and policy standpoint, the jurisprudence should evolve as we march forward.
The 2nd Dr. Abdul Kalam's Air & Space Law & Policy Essay Competition provides an opportunity to experienced practitioners and students to explore the challenges and opportunities in the legal and policy areas relating to aviation and space sector(s).
These essay should present a rigorous examination of issues that are useful for academic purposes and also be relevant to international and regional organizations, civil aviation professionals, international and national space agencies, private operators, investors, insurers, and aviation and space consultancies.
The essay competition is organized by the Aerospace and Aviation Lawyers Association of India (AALAI) in collaboration with the Centre for Aerospace & Defence Laws (CADL) at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION
The soft copy of the essay must be send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (one in MS Word .doc/.docx format and one in PDF) on or before 15 February 2021.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Attach a cover letter with the following details:
Name of author(s); essay topic; contact details of the author(s), e.g., email ID and contact number.
For more information on the guidelines for submission, please check FAQs.
The global competition is open for students, academicians, and practitioners from different disciplines. Co-authorship to a maximum of two authors is permitted.
LEGAL AND POLICY ASPECTS THAT NEED FURTHER CONSIDERATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FUTURE VISION AND STRATEGY RELATING TO AVIATION, AND SPACE TRANSPORT SECTOR(S).
DECLARATION OF RESULTS & AWARDS
The organisers shall endeavor to declare the result of the competition by 15 April 2021.
The top 3 selected essays shall receive cash prize along with a certificate: -
Winner INR 50,000 (USD 730)
First Runners Up INR 30,000 (USD 435)
Second Runners Up INR 20,000 (USD 290)
The top 10 selected essay entries will be published in a special issue of the Indian Journal of Air and Space Law (ISSN 2394-6091), NALSAR University of Law, India.
The organizer’s may invite the authors of the top 10 selected essay entries to present their essay at an International Conference on air and space law and policy that will be organised in May/June 2021.
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