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International Human Rights Writing Competition

The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict (ASIL) have launched the International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition.  The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international human rights from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad.

The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law. In addition to publishing the winning submissions in an academic journal, the winning authors will be flown to Washington, DC, to present their papers at a conference at the Washington College of Law focused on emerging issues in international human rights with a panel of expert professors and practitioners.  Winners also will receive a one-year ASIL student membership.

To be eligible to make a submission, students must be enrolled in a law degree program at a US or foreign law school. Submissions must be unpublished academic papers on a topic within the scope of international humanitarian law.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 31, 2011 by 12pm EST.  Click here for complete rules and submission guidelines.