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Prologue


Grossman, Claudio, American University International Law Review


I am pleased to write this prologue for the special issue of the American University International Law Review featuring the winning papers from the 2013 Human Rights Essay Award, sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Washington College of Law.

Since 2003, the Academy has presented the annual Human Rights Essay Award to support and recognize scholarly research concerning international human rights law. Year after year, lawyers from around the world with extensive experience and knowledge of international human rights law submit works of extraordinary rigor and insight. Selected from a highly competitive pool of submissions, awards are given for the best article in English and the best article in Spanish. Recipients of the award receive a full scholarship, including tuition, travel, and living expenses, to study at the annual Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

This year's submissions addressed the topic "The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Peoples and International Human Rights Law." The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law received a tremendous number of submissions from authors representing countries all over the world. I commend all of the participating scholars for their caliber of research and commitment to studying these vital issues.

The 2013 Award for the best paper in English was presented to Damian González-Salzberg for his paper titled "The Accepted Transsexual and the Absent Transgender: A Queer Reading of the Regulation of Sex/Gender by the European Court Of Human Rights." Mr. González-Salzberg is an Argentinian national living in the UK where he is pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Reading's School of Law. In Argentina, he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Buenos Aires' School of Law after which he participated in the university's Law Teaching Program for two more years. Professionally, he has served as a Legal Advisor and Team Leader with the National Institute against Discrimination, Racism and Xenophobia in the Argentine Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. Before heading to Europe for his studies, Mr. González-Salzberg was also active in the Association for Civil Rights for several years, in many different positions. He has received two Master's degrees. The first in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of York in 2009 and then in International Relations from the Barcelona Institute for International Studies. He has authored several peer-reviewed articles, mostly on the Inter-American Human Rights system as well as co-authored a book chapter called "The State and the crimes committed by the last dictatorship." More recently, he served as Project Coordinator of the CIDOB Report on EU Visa Policy.

The 2013 Award for the best paper in Spanish was presented to Amaury Reyes-Torres for his paper titled "El Principio De Igualdad y No Discriminación Como Límite Al Margen De Apreciación En El Reconocimiento Del Matrimonio Entre Personas Del Mismo Sexo." Mr. Reyes-Torres began working for the Dominican Republic's Constitutional Tribunal in 2012 as a Law Clerk. He is also a lecturer for the courses on Constitutional Law and International Humanitarian Law at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo. Mr. Reyes-Torres received his J.D. from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre & Maestra where he also obtained his M.A. in Economic Regulations Law. Aside from his teaching activities, Mr. Reyes-Torres is also the current president for COLADIC's (Consejo Latinoamericano de Estudiosos de Derecho Internacional y Comparado) Dominican Republic chapter, where he advocates for the Human Rights and International Criminal Law fields. Mr. Reyes-Torres has published different articles on the COLADIC's web page, a few examples of these publications are: "Immunities and Privileges of Fundamental Rights: Implications of McDonald v. Chicago in the Dominican Constitutionalism" and "Same-Sex Marriage in the Scope of Constitutional Law and Human Rights" in collaboration with J. …

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