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American University Washington Human Rights Essay Award 2020 (Fully-funded to Washington D.C. USA)

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. 

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Application Deadline: 1st February 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST).

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): USA

About the 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.

Essay Award Topic for 2020: Rule of Law and Human Rights: Strengthening Democratic Institutions

Type: Award

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

Number of Awards: The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish.

Value of Award: 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


It is important to go through Essay regulations before submitting.


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