René Cassin Legacy Essay Competition

Topic: papers on contemporary human rights issues (slavery and human trafficking, asylum and detention, genocide, discrimination and economic, cultural and social rights)

Organized by: René Cassin

Extent: 1500 – 3000 words

Deadline: 1st December 2013


2nd Half Century Junior Scholars Essay Competition

Topic: What is the future of socio-legal studies, what new possibilities exist, and what innovations should the Law and Society Association consider as it enters the 2nd Half-Century?

Organized by: Law and Society Association

Extent: max. 2000 words

Deadline: 30th December 2013


Human Rights Essay Award

Topic: Persons with Disabilities and International Human Rights Law

Organized by: Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Extent: max. 35 pages

Deadline: 1st February 2014


International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition

Topic: International Humanitarian Law and Emerging Technologies

Organized by: The Center for Human Rights & 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

Extent: max. 25 pages

Deadline: 16th February 2014


Graham Turnbull essay competition

Topic: „Applying human rights and humanitarian law, in what circumstances should forcible measures be permitted against a state that is subjecting its people to human rights abuses?“

Organized by: The Law Society of England and Wales

Extent: max. 2000 words

Deadline: 21st February 2014




Essay Competition

Topic: What are human rights?

Organized by: Youth for Human Rights

Extent: cca 1 page

Deadline: 1st December 2013