The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University's Washington College of Law is accepting entries for the 2018 Human Rights Essay Award.
The annual award program 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, but the finished essay must take the form of a legal article. The topic for the 2018 competition is "gender violence and international human rights law."
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 comprise a scholarship for the Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at AU's Washington College of Law (for either the diploma or certificate of attendance options); travel expenses to Washington, D.C.; housing in a university dorms; and a per diem for living expenses. In addition, the best articles may be published in the American University International Law Review.
To be eligible, candidates must hold a law degree and be able to demonstrate experience or interest in international human rights law.
See the academy website for complete contest guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previous topics and award winners.