The application process for the René Cassin Thesis Prize 2014  is open to candidates having defended their doctoral thesis in the course of the year 2013 in the area of International Human Rights Law, Regional Human Rights Law, Comparative Human Rights Law and Legal Theory of Human Rights. 

Persons wishing to apply for the English section of the Prize  should send three paper copies of their doctoral thesis to the International Institute of Human Rights (IIDH), accompanied by a report certifying their thesis defense or an equivalent document, and an electronic copy of their work before the 15th of January 2014.

Competing theses will be examined by the jury composed of university professors specialized in the above-mentioned areas of Human Rights Law. The jury’s final decision will be reached in early May 2014. The prize-winning candidate will be offered the opportunity to have his or her work published in the IIDH Collection and the Institute will bear the costs of publication.

Contact person:  Alexandrina Soldatenko Email:;

Address: Institut international des droits de l’homme (IIDH) – 2, Allée René Cassin, 67000 Strasbourg, France


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