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Call for Submissions: 2022 Essay Writing Competition for Undergraduate Students on Critical Human Rights and Peace Issues in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (CLOSED)

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THEME for 2022

“ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD): Ten
Years On”

Since 2012, the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) has been
expected to serve as a regional standard in identifying and addressing
multiple issues concerning human rights, fundamental freedoms and democracy.
It is anticipated, to a certain extent, that the AHRD guide regional bodies,
national governments, and civil society actors to act on multiple,
intersecting social, economic, and political challenges. However, on its
tenth year of adoption, we are greatly reminded that there is still so much
to be done to make ASEAN a safe, brave and empowering region for all.This
essay competition shall give undergraduate students in Southeast Asia a
platform to examine the impacts of AHRD over the past ten years. Ultimately,
we are keen to know if the Declaration has made any impacts on human rights
of ASEAN peoples and how it can be strengthened or reformed in light of
achieving a culture of human rights in ASEAN/Southeast Asia.Essay writers are
expected to reflect on and analyze the impact of AHRD at the individual
and/or institutional levels. By either examining the document as whole or a
particular article found in this regional document, it hoped that entries from
all over Southeast Asia can contribute to deepening public awareness and to
the improve of the human rights situation in the region.WHO CAN
JOIN?
   Southeast Asian undergraduate students
currently enrolled in a Southeast Asia tertiary academic
institutionESSAY REQUIREMENTS

  • Analytical papers written in English within a maximum of 500-700
    words (excluding title, references, notes)
  • Essays should
    be original and should not have been previously published
    elsewhere.
  • Essays must be written only by one
    person.
  • Font style and size: Times New Roman, 12
    points, 1.5 line spacing, justify alignment
  • In-text
    citations and reference must be in APA (seventh edition) format https://guides.libraries.psu.edu/apaquickguide/intext
  • Essays should be submitted in MS Word with file name:
    Name_Country.(doc/docx)

SUBMISSION
INSTRUCTIONS
Essays must be submitted online via the online
registration/submission page https://bit.ly/3OSXx7K Extended until 15
September 2022 (23:59 GMT+7)

  • One person can only submit one entry.
  • Submissions are deemed final. Revised versions will not be
    accepted.

SELECTION
PROCESS:

  • Organizers’
    Shortlist
    : AUN-HRE, SHAPE-SEA, IHRP and AICHR will be
    reviewing and scoring all qualified entries based on the following
    criteria:

    • 40% Analysis
    • 30% Clarity
      and Structure o 20% Originality
    • 10% Relevance to the
      Theme
  • Popular
    Vote
    : The public will get a chance to vote for their top 3
    favorite shortlisted essays. Entries will be posted on the SHAPE-SEA website.
    Names shall be deleted to ensure fairness and objectivity. The shortlisted
    essay with the most votes win!
  • Expert
    Panel’s Choices
    : An esteemed group of experts will be
    reviewing and deciding on the top three essays for the competition.
    Deliberations will be based on the following criteria:

    • 40% Analysis
    • 30% Clarity and
      Structure
    • 20% Originality
    • 10%
      Relevance to the
      Theme

AWARDS

  • Experts’ Choice First Prize: Cash
    Prize of THB
    15,000 (Thai Baht)
    , Certificate of Recognition,
    and an opportunity to present their winning essay to the AICHR this
    year.
  • Experts’ Choice Second Prize:
    Cash Prize of THB
    10,000 (Thai Baht)
    , Certificate of Recognition
    and an opportunity to present their winning essay to the AICHR this
    year.
  • Experts’ Choice Two Third Prizes:
    Cash prize of THB
    7,000 (Thai Baht each)
    , Certificate of
    Recognition and, an opportunity to present their winning essay to the AICHR
    this year.
  • Most
    Popular Vote
    : Cash prize of THB 7,000 (Thai
    Baht)
    , Certificate of Recognition and an
    opportunity to present their winning essay to the AICHR this
    year.

Shortlisted essays will be given a Certificate of
Appreciation and will be published on the IHRP and SHAPE-SEA
Website.

KEY
DATES
Call for
submission
15 July – 31 August
2022
Deadline for Submission: 31 August 2022 (23:59 GMT+7 Bangkok
Time)
Shortlisting by Organizers: 1-30 September
2022
EXTENDED Deadline for Submission
until:
15 September 2022
Announcement of Shortlisted Essays: 3 October 2022
Popular Vote: 4 – 10 October 2022
Expert Panel
Deliberation:
4 – 10 October
2022
Announcement of Winners: 12 October
2022
Presentation and certificate awarding
ceremony
3rd
week of November
2022

IMPORTANT
INFORMATION:

ORGANIZED
BY

  • ASEAN University Network- Human Rights
    Education (AUN-HRE)
  • ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission
    on Human Rights (AICHR)
  • Strengthening Human Rights and
    Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/ Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA)
  • Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol
    University

SUPPORTED BY
Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR), University of OsloFor
any inquiries, contact us at
education.shapesea@gmail.com

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