Human Rights at the Intersection
For the Winter 2022 Essay Contest, the Harvard Human Rights Journal asked student authors to explore the intersections of human rights and other fields of study. The winner and honorable mentions are listed below, and all pieces will be published on the Online Journal.
- Ariq Hatibie, JD ’24 – Applying Historical Institutionalism to the Analysis of Regional Organizations: The Case of ASEAN
- Amy B. Frieder, JD ’22 – Intersex Intervention: A Health and Human Rights Perspective (forthcoming)
- Stanisław Krawiecki, JD ’22 – The Sword is Mightier Than the Pen: Or How Facts Protect Better than Ceasefires (forthcoming)
- Shaza Loutfi, JD ’22 – What’s in a Name? Intersectional Implications of Forced Surname Change on Gender, Refugee, Minority, and Human Rights in Turkey (forthcoming)
Winter 2022 Essay Contest Prompt
Submissions should be essays written about a topic rooted in human rights and another field or discipline. Successful submissions will introduce a novel approach to their topics, will use the perspective or tools of a non-legal discipline, and will have a strong nexus to human rights law.
Submissions Window: January 1, 2022 – January 31, 2022. Submissions received outside this window will not be considered.
Winners will be announced in the spring of 2022 and published in the Online Journal.
Qualifications: The essay contest is open to all current students at Harvard University, including undergraduate and graduate students.
Length Limitations: Submissions should be approximately 1,000–2,000 words, including footnotes.
Citation Format: All assertions should be cited. Please cite sources using footnotes rather than endnotes. Law students should ensure footnotes comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. For other students, the use of a consistent citation system providing complete source information in the footnotes is sufficient.
Submission Instructions: Participants should send their submission, as an attachment in Microsoft Word format, from an official Harvard email address to the HHRJ Submissions Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org), along with a copy of a recent CV. The subject line of the email should include “Essay Contest Submission” and the author’s last name.