Arbitrating for Peace: Announcing the winner
The SCC is delighted to announce Ms. Jade Harry as the winner of the writing competition associated with the book Arbitrating for Peace. Ms. Harry's piece on the Brčko Arbitration will be one of 14 chapters in the upcoming publication devoted to the role played by international arbitration to reach peaceful resolutions of disputes.
In December 2014, SCC launched the competition where law students and young practitioners were invited to submit papers to be included as a chapter in the book Arbitrating for Peace. As the deadline for the competition passed, many very skilled writers had submitted their papers, and the editors had a challenging task of picking a winner before ultimately deciding that Ms. Jade Harry’s paper on the Brčko Arbitration should be chosen for publication.
- The editors found the chapter on the Brčko Arbitration to be a submission which truly responded to the mission the book. It is a thorough description of a highly complex political scenario in a region torn by war, but where arbitration still was able to make a difference, says SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson.
The Winner - Jade Harry
Jade Harry holds a Bachelor's degree from Tulane University and a Master's degree from the London School of Economics. She received a JD from Cornell Law School, where she served as the Senior Articles Editor for Cornell International Law Journal and published a Note about the Senkaku-Diaoyu territorial dispute. In 2014, she interned at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris. Jade is currently an associate at White & Case in New York.
Among the many qualified contributions submitted in the competition, five runner ups were also selected: (in no particular order)
- Ms. Heather Bray – Recapturing the Betsey Treasure: A Remarkable Case under the Jay Treaty
- Mr. Andrew Foo - Like Tongue and Teeth: The Malaysia – Singapore Railway Land Arbitration
- Mr. João Ilhão Moreira - The Delagoa Railway Arbitration Case
- Mr. Dmytro Galagan – Preferential Treatment of Claims of Blockading Powers against Venezuela
- Ms. Kendra Magraw – Two Kingdoms for a Pig: The San Juan Boundary Dispute
About Arbitrating for Peace:
Arbitrating for Peace will describe how arbitration has been used for decades to peacefully resolve international conflicts. Each of the chapters will discuss a landmark case illustrating how arbitration has played and continues to play an important role in complicated or sensitive geopolitical contexts.