Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Call for Papers: 2009 Human Rights Essay Award

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law announced that the topic of the 2009 Human Rights Essay Award will be “60 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Its Contemporary Normative Impact.” Deadline for submissions is February 3, 2009. The award consists of a scholarship to the 2009 Specialized Human Rights Program, travel expenses to Washington, D.C., housing at the university dorms, and per diem for living expenses for the three-week sessions. A comprehensive list of rules is available by clicking here.

Hat tip to Russell Kerr.

(mew)

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SPECIALIZED HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM
ACADEMY ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN LAW
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW
Washington D.C., May 25 – June 12, 2009
DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 1st

The Specialized Human Rights Program of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law is will offer 17 courses taught by 33 leading experts in the field among these: Manfred Nowak, UN Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Méndez, President of the International Center for Transitional Justice, Sylvia Steiner, Judge, International Criminal Court, Antonio Cançado Trindade, Judge, International Court of Justice.

Courses are tailored to meet the needs of professionals, practitioners and students specializing in human rights. Participants can enroll for academic credit approved by the American Bar Association, CLE credit, a Diploma or a Certificate of Attendance.

Concurrent with the program, the Academy sponsors Human Rights Month which offers additional academic opportunities through conferences, site visits at prominent international organizations and a human rights film series. The Academy also hosts special events such as a welcome and closing reception, a tour of the national monuments and a dinner cruise along the Potomac River.

In 2008, the program welcomed 185+ participants from 24 countries, with varied backgrounds and differing levels of experience. The program provides a venue for total immersion into the realm of human rights and humanitarian law. Participants leave the program with a better understanding of contemporary human rights issues facing the world and an invaluable network of contacts.

Please visit our website at www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy for more information or contact us at [email protected] or 202-274-4070.

Posted by: Academy on HR | Mar 9, 2009 6:54:22 AM

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