The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is happy to announce the early opening of its application to the 2016 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. This annual Program offers 19 courses in English and Spanish lectured by over 40 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and gathers more than 150 participants from over 25 different countries and with different levels of professional experience. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides through this Program the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, experts from prominent NGO’s and professors from all over the world. The application form for this program is available at www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy. For more information please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academy is also currently accepting submissions to the Human Rights Essay Award, which is the only full scholarship available to the Program. The 2016 topic is Extractive Industries and Human Rights. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the substantive law relevant to the field. International human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Participants must have obtained their law degree by the February 1st deadline to be eligible. The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. The Award also covers travel expenses to Washington D.C., housing at the university dorms, a per diem for living expenses and the chance to be published in the American University International Law Review. For detailed guidelines about the award, including a link to our rules and regulations please visit: www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy/hraward.cfm.