The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law CALL FOR PAPERS 2010 HUMAN RIGHTS ESSAY AWARD Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law American University Washington College of Law The Academy is proud to announce the topic of the 2010 Human Rights Essay Award. This year’s topic for the essay in English is: “The Rights of Freedom of Expression and International Human Rights Law”. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2010. About the Award This annual competition seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly works in international human rights law. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law grants two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. The 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 Award in each case will consist of: * a scholarship to the 2010 Specialized Human Rights Program * travel expenses* to Washington D.C. * housing* at the university dorms * per diem for living expenses* for the three- week session *subject to restrictions Eligibility and Requirements · Participants may choose any subject related to the assigned topic: “The Rights of Freedom of Expression and International Human Rights Law”. · Candidates must hold a law degree. · Submissions must be unpublished legal papers in English, written solely by the candidate. · Articles must not exceed 35 pages, including footnotes, and must be double spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font. · Articles must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in Microsoft Word format. · The deadline to submit articles is February 1, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. EST. · Winners will be announced on April 1, 2010 on our website · A comprehensive list of rules is available at: www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy.hraward.cfm If you have questions please contact the Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at 202-274-4070 or via email at email@example.com.