Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award

Final Reminder (for submission of non-dissertation texts)
In 1995 Tilburg University decided to introduce a Human Rights Award for academic publications in the area of human  rights , with a view to draw more attention to this field of study in academic education and research. In 2002 the award was renamed the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award in honour of the Dutch Minister of State , first OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and former UN Rapporteur on human rights in Iraq, Mr. Max van der Stoel.
Nominations for this award can be submitted by all faculties linked to universities in The Netherlands and the Flemish Community , as well as the T .M.C. Asser Institute (as a member of the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research).
Eligible candidates
The award  is conceived as an incentive award  for young researchers, and the nominations are limited to undergraduate, graduate, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. Senior  academic staff cannot compete.
Each year , awards are presented in two categories: (a) category 1 for the best doctoral dissertation ; and (b) category 2 for the best non-dissertation academic text (notably a Bachelor or Master thesis, or a paper published in an academic journal). Each institute can nominate only one candidate in each category. The total prize money is 5,000, to be distributed as indicated by the jury .
Criteria 2017
Human rightsare conceived of in a broad sense, to include such traditional human rights as the right to free speech and the right not to be tortured , as well as social and economic rights, such as the right to food , housing, education , and health care. Publications may also look at human rights enjoyment by specific groups , for instance through the lens of gender , age or ethnicity , or human rights in specific situations , such as emergencies and during or after violent conflicts. Studies can focus as well on human rights procedures, institutions and other forms of implementation , monitor ing and enforcement. They may be theoretical in nature or based on empirical research .

To be eligible for nomination, non-dissertation academic texts, must have been defended or published between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.
Only manuscripts written in Dutch or English will be considered.
Candidates or nominators must inform their faculty board of their intended submission by sending an email to . Each faculty can nominate only one candidate in each category and the dean will choose the nominations to be sent to the jury.
The deadline for submission of non-dissertation academic texts (category 2) the deadline for submission to is coming Friday 15 September 2017.
Five copies of each text must be submitted and contact details must be provided of the candidates and their supervisors .
Dean to submit to jury before
Non-dissertation text
Between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017
1 October 2017
All manuscripts will be evaluated and the prize winners selected by an international jury that has been composed by the Executive Board of Tilburg University and the Board of the School of Human Rights Research. This year’s members of the jury are:
o  Prof. Jenny Goldschmidt, Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM};
 Prof. Koen Lemmens , Professor of Human rights Law at KU Leuven.
Presentat ion
The  Max  van  der  Stoel  Human  Rights  Award  2016  will  be  presented  at  Tilburg  University  in December 2017. The exact date will be announced later.
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