ESSAYS SUBMITTED FROM STUDENTS IN THE U.S.
|HIGH SCHOOL||NUMBER OF STUDENTS|
|Boardman HS OHIO||1|
|Bronx HS of Science NY||2|
|Catonsville HS MD||1|
|Eastchester HS NY||1|
|Greenwich HS CT||10|
|Horace Greeley HS NY||76|
|James Hubert Blake HS MD||1|
|Mamaroneck HS NY||3|
|Milburn HS NJ||1|
|Poland Seminary HS OHIO||2|
|Staples HS, Westport CT||15|
|Stuyvesant HS NY||1|
|Traip Academy, Maine||1|
ESSAYS SUBMITTED FROM STUDENTS ABROAD
|COUNTRY||HIGH SCHOOL||NUMBER OF STUDENTS|
|Czech Republic||Gymnázium Jana Palacha, Prague||6|
|Czech Republic||EDUCAnet, Prague 4||3|
|Czech Republic||Nad Alejí, Praha 6||1|
|Ghana||Wesley Girls’ HS, Cape Coast||10|
|South Africa||Afrika Tikkun, Johannesburg||1|
|South Africa||American International School, Johannesburg||3|
|South Africa||Collegiate Girls’ HS, Port Elizabeth||4|
|South Africa||Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg||2|
|South Africa||St Mary’s Diocesan HS for Girls, Pretoria||1|
|South Africa||Wynberg Boys’ HS, Cape Town||2|
Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School claims “the central problem with human rights law is that it is hopelessly ambiguous” and that this ambiguity allows “governments to rationalize almost anything they do.”
This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation is offering a
to a high school student judged to have written the best answer to the following question:
What do you think is the most important human rights issue the next President of the United States will face and what do you think s/he should do about it?
1. The deadline for submissions is November 23, 2016.
2. The winner will be announced and the award presented on December 10, 2016, Human Rights Day.
3. Essays should be between 500 and 2000 words with footnotes and a bibliography as needed.
4. Submissions should include a cover page with the:
title of the essay,
author’s name, high school, and grade level,
following signed statement: “This essay was written for the Richard Kemper Memorial Essay Contest. I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish it.”
5.Essays may be submitted as a Microsoft word attachment to:
or by regular mail to:
184 Fillow Street,
Norwalk, CT 06850.
6. Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research.