Student Writing Competition

The Human Rights in Business Writing Competition is co-sponsored by the Globernance Institute of Democratic Governance and the European Union. This competition is designed to encourage student scholarly inquiry into human rights topics and afford emerging student scholars an opportunity to develop their research and contributions by interacting with preeminent international law scholars and jurists.

Submissions: Entries should address a procedural or substantive issue in human rights and business. The papers must be written in English and may have a maximum length of 8000 words including footnotes, if used. All conclusions by the author, other than the author’s opinions, should be documented to the extent practicable by detailed footnotes. Papers must be sent by e-mail to coordinator@humanrightsinbusiness.eu

Eligibility: Contestants must be individuals currently enrolled at the undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate level.

Prize: The student author of the top paper will receive consideration for publication. Additionally, the winning author will be invited to present his or her paper at a special Human Rights Student Scholars Workshop involving the Globernance Institute for Democratic Governance and the European Law Students Association (ELSA).

Judging: Papers will be judged on quality of analysis and writing. The Judges Panel will include experts from the Human Rights in Business project.

Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2015

Rules and Guidelines:

  • All submissions must be in English by a single author.
  • Submissions have not previously been published
  • Contestants must be currently enrolled at the undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate level at the time of their submissions.
  • Submissions may have a maximum length of 8000 words, including footnotes, if used.
  • Only one submission per student is permitted.
  • Only original and previously unpublished papers are eligible.
  • Jointly authored papers are not eligible.
  • Entrants may have others critique their work but the submission must be the sole work product of the contestant.
  • By submitting an entry, each entrant grants Globernance express permission to edit the entry and publish it should the entry be declared the winning submission.
  • Following completion of the selection process, Globernance will notify the competition winner.
  • The Judges Panel shall be comprised of experts in the field of Human Rights and business.
  • Globernance reserves the right to screen entries and to limit the number of papers submitted to the Judges Panel for final decision.
  • Entries will be judged anonymously.
  • The Judges Panel shall decide a winner by a majority decision.
  • The Judges Panel reserves the right to not award a competition winner if in its sole discretion it determines that no entry is of sufficient quality to merit recognition.
  • Globernance reserves the right to edit the winning submission prior to publication

 

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