June 1st, 2018, is the deadline for submitting to the Italian Coordination for Yugoslavia (Jugocoord) the essays to run for the "Giuseppe Torre" Award. The submitted works should deal with origin, functioning, activities and effects of the "International Criminal Tribunal for crimes committed in the territory of former Yugoslavia" (ICTY), which has been recently closed
Two prizes will be assigned, the first amounting 7.000 euro and the second 3.000 euro (both tax netto), to those works which will be chosen as the best ones by the unquestionable decision of the Jury. Read the Call (below) for further information.
Those still willing to submit their work are invited to hurry. In case of last-minute sending, we recommend to inform us via email: jugocoord @ tiscali.it .
“Giuseppe Torre” Prizes for Critical Studies about the Tribunal for the ex Yugoslavia
With the aim of spreading a critical view regarding the birth and the activity of the “International Criminal Tribunal for the ex-Yugoslavia” (ICTY), JUGOCOORD ONLUS [a no-profit organization for social benefit, based in Italy] banishes two prizes for the year 2018.
The prizes will be assigned for essays, already discussed dissertations (Degrees or Masters), scientific articles or books devoted to the critical analysis of the ICTY activity.
The works, which can be written in English or in Italian, must offer a significant contribution to the study as well as to the popularization of the matter, while investigating the origin and the acts of the ICTY.
In particular, in accordance with the intents of the prizes’ Donor, the activity of ICTY shall be investigated as a primary tool in the context of the international vicissitude which brought first to the end of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and then of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).
The works will pass a first scrutiny by the Jury, which will verify their interest under one or more of the following aspects:
- legitimity (of the institution itself);
- impartiality (in making allegations as well as imposing and executing convictions);
- contribution to peace among the conflicting parties on the territory of the former Federative Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia;
- protection of the rights of the accused (including: life, health, defence, rightful treatment at conviction);
- possible contradictions with the principles of sovereignity of the States and self-determination of the (discriminated) Peoples, as it stands in international law.
Above all will be appreciated works which, although scientifically rigorous and in-depth, are nevertheless suited to spreading the issue towards non-specialists through avoiding mere jurisprudential reviews and exaggerated technicalities.
Two prizes will be assigned, the first amounting 7.000 euro and the second 3.000 euro (both tax netto), to those works which will be chosen as the best ones by the unquestionable decision of the Jury.
JUGOCOORD ONLUS will take care of regulating the tax and social issues which will result to be applicable.
The Jury may not assign one or both prizes in case the received works will be considered as not worthy.
Citizens of all countries, ages, qualifications are eligible to apply.
Each work to concur must be mailed in 4 full identical paper copies, which can be sent starting 1 March 2018 and must arrive not beyond 1 June 2018 (“Call deadline”) by registered post to the address:
JUGOCOORD ONLUS, C.P. 13114 (Uff. Roma 4), 00100 ROMA - ITALY.
Together with the paper copies, the following items must be also sent within the same envelope labeled “Concorso Torre 2018”:
* 4 copies (at least one of them with original signature, albeit not authentified) of the Application for participation to the prize, containing the following information: name and surname, date and place of birth, citizenship, postal address, email address and phone number to be used for receiving any communications connected with the competition, passport or identity card specifications, legal residence, tax number or equivalent, a short text to explain the reason for participating in the competition and describing the projects of ideas for a future use of the work itself; it will be also necessary to declare to have read the present Call and to accept it in full and to allow the treatment of the personal data for the purposes of the competition as prescribed by the Italian law decree D.lgs. n. 196/2003;
* possible additional documents (e.g. multimedial).
The essay must not have been published at the time of the Call Deadline.
All receive copies will NOT be sent back to the Authors, nor be transmitted to others, unless specific agreements will be made directly between them and JUGOCOORD ONLUS. One of the received copies will be acquired in the Archive of JUGOCOORD ONLUS, the other will remain at disposal of the Jury members.
Applications will not be considered if sent beyond the Call Deadline or written in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of this Article.
- Jury and Awards Ceremony
The Jury is formed by three experts of the issues to be dealt with in the essays, which are not members of the ONLUS.
The Jury will proceed through unquestionable judgement to evaluating the received works and assigning the prizes keeping into consideration, apart from what contained in the Object of the Call, also: methodological rigor, relevance to the proposed theme, originality and possible impact to the aim of spreading a critical view on the institution and the activity of ICTY.
The prizes assignment will be made public starting 15 October 2018 on the internet site www.cnj.it .
Each prize winner will be also informed at one of the addresses given in the respective Application for Participation before 1 November 2018, and will be invited, with refund of travel expenses, to take part to the awards ceremony which will be held in Milano within the end of the same year.
) It is the legacy of Giuseppe Torre, an antiwar activist who died recently, which made it possible to banish this tender. His analysis of the Yugoslav crisis of the end of the XX Century can be found in the article “The dissolution of Yugoslavia and the present humanitarian catastrophe (2006):