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 essay has to be a legal article.
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:
Source: http://www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy/hraward.cfm• a scholarship to the Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
• travel expenses to Washington D.C.
• housing at the university dorms
• a per diem for living expenses.