The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center
for Human Rights and Justice Announces
A Student Writing Competition for the
Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship
on the Human Rights of Women
Deadline: June 15, 2007
The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce the third annual Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on the Human Rights of Women. The $1,000 prize will be awarded to the
winner of an interdisciplinary writing competition on international human rights and women. In addition, the winning author may have the possibility of publishing the paper in the Texas International Law Journal.
The prize honors the work of Audre Rapoport, who has spent many hours dedicated to the advancement of women in the United States and internationally, particularly on issues of reproductive health. It is also meant to further the Bernard and
Audre Rapoport Center’s mission to build a multidisciplinary community engaged in the study and practice of human rights that promotes the economic and political enfranchisement of marginalized individuals and groups both locally and globally.
The scope of the topic is broad. We welcome papers, from any discipline, that address the human rights of women from an international, transnational, or comparative perspective. The selection committee will be multidisciplinary and international,comprising faculty from areas such as law, anthropology, literature, and government.
Last year’s winning paper was entitled “‘Orphans’ or Veterans? Justice for Children Born of War in East Timor.” Its author, Susan Harris Rimmer, proposes a rights-based
framework for East Timor's sexual violence survivors and their children,namely, a re-characterization of the affected women and their children as “veterans” of the conflict, with the same status as the former Falintil guerrillas.
Papers should be between 8,000 and 15,000 words and must be in English.The submission must consist of original work, and submitting authors must have rights to the content. To be eligible for the competition, the author must either be an enrolled student or have graduated from a university within the past year.
All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of 100 to 250 words and must be submitted in .rtf or .doc format (no .zip files will be accepted). Bluebook citation format will be required if the winning author requests submission to the Texas International Law Journal. Submissions should indicate availability for publication.
The completed manuscript, abstract, and author contact details should besubmitted by e-mail to HumanRights@law.utexas.edu by June 15, 2007. The winner will be notified by
the end of the summer.
Sarah M. Cline
Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for
Human Rights and Justice
University of Texas School of Law
727 E. Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705
Mail Code: D1800