Every year, the winner's articles of the Human Rights Essay Award (HREA) are published at The American University International Law Review (AUILR). The AUILR is an important journal with relevant academic material, which receives approximately 1,500 submissions annually and publishes a wide range of legal scholarship from professors, judges, practicing lawyers, and renowned legal thinkers. 

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This page aims to help applicants find previous articles awarded with the HREA published at the American University International Law Review (AUILR).

You can take a look at their page https://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/auilr/ to review past winning articles, which are inside volumes. Since the volumes are too extensive, they are divided into issues, as an example, Volume 36 has 5 issues. In each issue, you will have full access to the articles in PDF format. After that, you can select the specific article needed and download it.

There are two ways to access information.

I. If you know the Volume and Issue you need:

1. Visit the AUILR’s page https://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/auilr/ and it will take you to the most current issue.

2. In the option bar on the left side, in the Select an issue section, you can browse all of our past issues as well.

3. When selecting a volume, in this case, Volume 35, you will have 4 options of issues. So, it is Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, and Issue 4. On Volume 35, Issue 2 we have access to the winning article of the last published Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Rights Award.      

4. Once you find the article you need, you can select it, and then the PDF will open in your browser. If the PDF doesn’t open automatically, all you have to do is press Download.

II. If you know the abstract, subject, author, institution, title, document type, or publication.

You can check at https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/hracademy/award/previous-winners/  the winners of the previous HREA. With that information, at the Search section. You can also look for the winning article you need in a more specific way. 

Follow the steps below:

1. Select a field for the information you know. 

2. Write the information in the space on the right side and press Search.

III. If you are interested particularly in the HREA Published essays, use the information below.

1. More specific information on the HREA published articles

2. That page should include the following information:

A. A link to AUILR digital commons website: https://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/auilr/