Human Rights Essay Award

Deadline: 01 February 2019
Open to: Candidates with a law degree and have a demonstrated experience or interest in international human rights law
Benefits: full scholarship to the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance options and other benefits

Description

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law is proud to request the submission of papers for the Human Rights Essay Award.

The Human Rights Essay Award is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy that 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 must be a legal article.

Essay Award Topic for 2019: The Protection of Migrants under International Human Rights Law.

To apply for the Human Rights Essay Award, candidates must choose a subject pertaining to the topic chosen by the Academy for the year. Participants will have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the substantive law relevant to the field. International human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. The paper must be within the scope of the topic or it will be disqualified.

Eligibility

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

Click here to learn more about the regulations.

Benefits

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 full scholarship to the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance options;
  • Travel expenses to and from Washington D.C.;
  • Housing at the university dorms;
  • Per diem for living expenses;
  • The best articles may also be published in the American University International Law Review.

How to apply?

Essays must be submitted using the online submission form.

For further information, please visit the official webpage.