The René Cassin ‘Human Writes’ Essay Competition

17 Mar, 2015 | 'Human writes', Education, Latest

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“Religion and human rights – compatible or conflicting?”

Human Writes Essay Competition

Every year René Cassin runs an essay competition to get people thinking about important human rights issues. This year we tackle the two concepts at the core of our organisation; religion and human rights.

Do you have an interest in human rights and would like the opportunity for more people to read your ideas? Read on and get involved.


The competition is open to anybody between the ages of 18 -25

Guidelines for the submission of entries

All entries must address the topic of this year’s competition and not exceed 1500 words (excluding footnotes).

Please prepare your entry in accordance with the following guidelines:

All entries must be typed.

Please provide a cover page giving

  • Your full name
  • Postal address, email and daytime telephone contact number
  • The word count for your entry

Do not put your name in the text of the entry or number the pages.

Please provide a bibliography.

Please use:

  • A4/standard letter paper
  • double line spacing
  • Arial 12 point for the text and Arial 10 point for footnotes

Footnotes should be placed at the foot of the page, not at the end of the text.

Please make sure that your final copy can easily be opened as a Word document and does not have any restrictions placed on it in terms of access.

Our judge Daniel Finkelstein will be looking for well written, well argued and well researched articles.

Please email with your submissions and any other questions you may have.

Good luck, the deadline is on the 30th April and we’ll be announcing the winners in May.

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