Essay competition on human rights for master students in Norway

Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) celebrates its 30 years with an essay competition for master students currently enrolled at universities in Norway.

Calls for young academic voices: NCHR calls for new perspectives on how to challenge increasing skepticism against human rights. Photo: University of Oslo.

Read the full announcement for the essay competition here. The submission deadline is 15 February 2017. 

Addressing what might be a shift of sentiment

More than 70 years of hard work is currently under threat as governments worldwide are increasingly breaking with international law and deliberately undermining institutions meant to protect people’s rights.

This creeping trend to weaken the international human rights system can be exemplified through states prioritizing short-term national interest and the emergence of what some claim to be the beginning of a 'post-factual' society where truth has become relative.

Youth: Challenging the new threats against human rights

With this as the backdrop, NCHR welcomes master students currently enrolled at a Norwegian university to submit an essay titled 'Youth for human rights – rising to the challenge of new threats against rights advocacy and institutions'. 


  • 10.000 NOK. 
  • Eligibility to be published through the Nordic Journal of Human Rights
  • Opportunity to present a paper during an event in Oslo on 3 April in connection with the anniversary celebrations (optional). 

Access all details on submission and the competition here.

Published Dec. 8, 2016 4:27 PM - Last modified Dec. 8, 2016 4:35 PM