Human Rights Essay Award at American University Washington College of Law 2022

The American University Washington College of Law invites applications for the Human Rights Essay Award in 2022.

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.

The topic for the essay this year is as follows:


Worth of Award

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.
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  • 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.) or 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.
  • Shall remember the essay must be an academic article with proper citations.

How to Apply

All applications should be made online via the official website.

Deadline: The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2022.

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