Submit your Essay for Human Rights Award 2022! This year topic for the essay is, “Climate change and human Rights: Impacts, Responsibilities and Opportunities”
The Human Rights Essay Award seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law.
The Academy will grant two Awards:
- the best article in English
- 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
- Also, Per diem for living expenses
- Moreover, the best articles may also be published in the American University International Law Review
- The papers must not exceed 35 pages in length, including footnotes.
- Essays must use Times New Roman font, 12-point double-spaced for the body of the essay as well as 10-point single-spaced for footnotes.
- Character spacing must be set to normal.
- All essays must be on letter-size paper (8.5 x 11 inches/21.59 x 27.94 cm) as well as 1 inch (2.54 cm) margins all around.
- In addition, any essay that does not follow the guidelines will be reformatted and 5 points will be taken off.
- This award is open to all lawyers around the world regardless of their nationality!
- ONLY participants with a law degree Juris Doctor, (J.D.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) o equivalent by the submission due date are eligible to enter the competition.
- Shall have a demonstrated experience or interest in international human rights law.
- Have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the 2022 topic
- Moreover, shall remember the essay must be an academic article with proper citations.
- Past Winners cannot submit essays in future competitions.
- candidates must choose a subject pertaining to the topic chosen by the Academy for the year.
- A Candidate for the Award must submit an unpublished legal article/paper in English or Spanish wrote solely by that candidate.
- You can submit only one submission per applicant in either language.
- If the essay is longer than 35 pages, it will be automatically disqualified. The absence of foot pages and citations will cause that the essay will be disqualified.
- Also, authors should not put their names or any identifying information in their essays.
- Submit your essay in Word Format
- In addition, 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.
- Essays must be submitted using the online submission form.
- Authors should keep copies of all of their source materials
- Moreover, the articles presented will be the property of American University Washington College of Law, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
- Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2022.
- Winners Announcement: April 1st, 2022.