Human Rights Essay Award, USA

Deadline:  1 February 2011
Open to: holders of a law degree with demonstrated experience/interest in international human rights law
Theme: the rights of children and international human rights law
Prize: scholarship to attend the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, travel expenses to Washington D.C., housing at the university dorms, a per diem for living expenses

The Human Rights Essay Award is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy and seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the assigned topic. The essay has to be a legal article.

The Honor Jury deciding the Award will be comprised of professionals with a recognized expertise in international human rights law. The best articles may be published in the American University International Law Review.

The Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law will take place from May 30-June 17, 2011. It will offer 18 courses, 10 in English and 8 in Spanish, which will be taught by 35 prominent scholars

Eligibility

Candidates for the Award must hold a law degree and have a demonstrated experience or interest in international human rights law.

Application requirements

  1. Candidates for the Award must submit an unpublished legal article/paper written in English or Spanish solely by the candidate.
  2. To apply for the 2011 Human Rights Essay Award, candidates must choose a subject pertaining to the topic “The Rights of Children and International Human Rights Law.”
  3. Only one submission will be accepted per applicant.
  4. The papers must not exceed 35 pages in length, including footnotes
  5. Articles can only be submitted by email to [email protected] in Microsoft Word format.
  6. each participant must also include a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages in length explaining the experience or interest of the author in human rights issues. Please submit the CV as a separate file from your paper.

More detailed information about application requirements

Prize

The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. The Award in each case will consist of:

  • a scholarship to the Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
  • travel expenses to Washington D.C.
  • housing at the university dorms
  • a per diem for living expenses

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2 thoughts on “Human Rights Essay Award, USA

  1. Sir, can only American nationals participate in this contest or anyone having a law degree recognised by any other country also, for eg. a 5-Year BA LLB Degree from India?
    Thanks

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