KAS Scholarships 2023. Alliance Inter-American Human Rights Competition and the Rule of Law Program for Latin America of the KAS

Co-Directors and Co-Chairs
Convocatoria Bekas 2023.

Inter-American Human Rights Competition 2023

The Competition is a unique trilingual competition (English, Spanish, and Portuguese) developed to prepare and train law students on using the Inter-American Human Rights System (SIDH) as a legitimate instance to repair human rights violations at the inter-American level. The topic of the competition will be “Equality and Human Rights: Confronting Racial Discrimination.”

This year, the KAS Rule of Law Program for Latin America will assume the registration costs of four Latin American teams of 3 people each (2 speakers and one coach) to participate in the Competition that will take place from 22 to May 26, 2023, in Washington D.C. Registration costs do not include visa, accommodation, air transportation or per diem expenses.


  • The school/team must not have the resources to finance the registration fee for the competition.
  • Ideally, the school/team is applying for the first time in the Competition.
  • The school/team should preferably be located in a country underrepresented in the Competition.
  • The team members (2 speakers and one coach) must have real possibilities to travel to the United States of America*. This requirement does not prevent later; at the cost of the team, they decide to incorporate one more member as a coach or observer.


Scholarship applications will be received until February 15, 2023, at iusla@kas.de with a copy to miguel.barboza@kas.de with the subject: Inter-American Human Rights Competition 2023.

All files must come in a single PDF.


  • Preference will be given to teams that meet all the above conditions**.
  • Submit a collective resume of school/team members (not separate documents)
  • Motivation letter of one page per team demonstrating interest and the importance of participating in the Competition (no different DOC)
  • Letter from the University supporting the participation and certifying the letter of resources***.

* The KAS understands by "real possibilities" having a U.S. visa or that, according to the Embassy of the United States of America in their country, there are real possibilities of appointments to grant them a U.S. visa before the competition. Each participating team must ascertain this last requirement. American University and KAS will support the teams selected for these procedures.

**The KAS may request additional documentation to verify the requirements and declare the call void if no teams are found within the stipulated criteria.

*** The Charter of the University can be issued by the Dean of the Faculty of Law/Jurisprudence or, failing that, the Course Director.

We look forward to your application!

Official page of the competition: https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/hracademy/moot/

Official Registration page: https://linktr.ee/iamoot_eng