TOPIC: The Rights of Freedom of Expression and International Human Rights Law

Deadline is February 1, 2010

About the Award

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 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 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 Specialized Human Rights Program*

travel expenses to Washington D.C.

housing at the university dorms

a per diem for living expenses

Eligibility and Requirements

Hold a law degree and have demonstrated experience or interest in international human rights law.

Submit only one unpublished legal article/paper written in English or Spanish, solely by the participant.

Articles must not exceed 35 pages in length, including footnotes, and must be double spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font, in letter size paper (8.5 x11) with 1 inch margins all around..

Articles can only be submitted via email to hracademy@wcl.american.edu in Microsoft Word format.

The deadline to submit articles is February 1, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. E.S.T.

Winners will be announced on April 1, 2010 through our Web site.
Please visit our webpage for a comprehensive list of rules.

*Scholarship is not applicable to enroll for ABA Credit. All expenses are subject to limitations.


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