MINELRES: CfP: 2007 Human Rights Award

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Original sender: Meredith Fox <mafox@wcl.american.edu>

Call for Papers

2007 Human Rights Award 

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
American University Washington College of Law

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is pleased to announce
a Call for Papers for the 2007 Human Rights Award.   The Human Rights
Award is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights
and Humanitarian Law that seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly
work in international human rights law.  Candidates for the Award
include those with a law degree who have demonstrated experience or
interest in international human rights law.  In order to participate in
the Award, applicants must submit an unpublished legal article/paper
written in English or Spanish solely by the candidate.  The Academy will
grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and the other for
the best article in Spanish.  The Award in each case will consist of: 

1.  a scholarship* to participate in the 2007 Summer Program of the
Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 
2.  travel expenses* to attend the Academy in Washington, D.C. 
3.  living expenses* for the three weeks of the Academy 

For the year 2007, candidates must choose a subject pertaining to
“Reparations in International Human Rights Law.”  The articles must be
25-35 pages in length, including footnotes, double spaced, and using
12-point Times New Roman font.  Articles may be sent via email to
hracademy@wcl.american.edu in Microsoft Word format.  Articles sent via
fax will not be accepted.  Articles must be received by February 1, 2007
at 5:00 pm EST.

The Honor Jury deciding the Award is comprised of professionals with a
recognized expertise in international human rights law.  

2007 Honor Jury (English)

Antonio Cancado Trindade, Judge and Former President of the
Inter-American Court on Human Rights
Paolo Carozza, Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame
Claudia Martin, Co-Director of the Academy and Visiting Professor,
American University, Washington College of Law
Juan Mendez, Director, International Center for Transitional Justice
Naomi Roht-Arriaza, University of California, Hastings College of Law
William Schabas, Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National
University of Ireland, Galway
Dinah Shelton, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law
Theo Van Boven, Professor of International Law, Maastricht University

Jurado de Honor 2007 (Spanish)

Federico Andreu-Guzman, Deputy Director, International Commission of
Carlos Ayala, Human Rights Expert, Former President of the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Francisco Egugiuren, Coordinador, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del
Monica Pinto, Law Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Pablo Saavedra, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human
Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Co-Director of the Academy and Visiting
Professor, American University, Washington College of Law
Rodrigo Uprimny, Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and
Director, DeJusticia
Oscar Viera, Executive Director of Conectas

Their decision will be announced via the Academy’s website on March 30,
2007.  The best papers will be published in the proceedings of the
Academy and/or in other media that the Academy may deem appropriate,
including the International Law Journal.

Those interested in participating in the Award should consult the rules
on the website: http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/hracademy/. 

If you have any questions, please feel free us at 202-274-4070 or

*Subject to restrictions

Summer Program of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The Summer Program of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
is the only intensive, three week program in the world to offer human
rights courses in both English and Spanish.  Every year the Academy
hosts over 25 visiting world-renowned scholars and activists who teach
courses on topics including regional human rights approaches; the United
Nations; international criminal tribunal; human rights and development;
women’s rights; terrorism and human rights; international humanitarian
law; and much more.  As a Graduate Certificate Program, the program is
open to lawyers, professionals in the human rights field, and law
students, who can earn up to seven credits toward their degree.  This
year’s program will take place May 29-June 15, 2007 and offers 11
courses in English and 7 courses in Spanish with more than 400 contact
hours.  In addition, the program features workshops, specialized
conferences, distinguished lecture series, visits to international
organizations, an NGO fair, and a variety of social activities
throughout Washington, D.C.  For more information on the Academy,
including the annual Human Rights Award competition and Human Rights
Month, please visit our website at
http://www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy/, e-mail us at
hracademy@wcl.american.edu, or call us at

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