Academic journal article American University International Law Review

The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Peoples and International Human Rights Law

Academic journal article American University International Law Review

The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Peoples and International Human Rights Law

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INTRODUCTION

We are delighted to present this year's publication of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, which includes the three best essays in English and in Spanish submitted for the 2013 Human Rights Essay Award. It is satisfying to think that this competition allowed a record-setting number of participants an opportunity to expound their thoughts on so many important topics and areas of the world. We hope these participants are able to use their articles as mechanisms for change.

The quality of the essays was outstanding making the final decision difficult. We would like to recognize everyone that participated in the competition and mainly the two winners, Damian González-Salzberg from Argentina and Amaury Reyes-Torres from the Dominican Republic. In addition, a final decision would not be possible without the exceptional work from the members of the Honor Jury who read and evaluated the articles.

The goal of this publication and of the competition is to provide an academic venue for scholarly legal writing by human rights experts and activists. By publishing their work, we seek to contribute quality legal writings on particular topics of relevance to the development of this dynamic area of the law. …

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