The Human Rights Essay Contest is an opportunity for participants to present their own opinions and thoughts on possible solutions to a human rights issue (related to their representing State) in essay form. All finalists participate in this contest individually, and submit an individual essay addressing a human rights issue of a specific country whilst considering viable international cooperative measures as a solution.


Font: Times New Roman

Size: 11, 1.15 line spacing

Specific format: the margin of 15mm for the top/bottom, and 30mm for the right/left

Word limit: A4 paper 5 pages (References and Appendix are excluded)

Name of the file: “Human Rights Issues_SUR” (ex. “Gender Equality_ROK”)

Title of the Email : 2019UPR Human Rights Essay for [Name of the State Under Review]


Deadline: 25 July 2019 (submission shall be made to ‘’)

  • Participants may be requested to write an essay with their own perspective, aside from the government stance.
  • “Choose one specific human rights issue of the country that you represented in the I-Model UPR, and think of how it could be solved, and the advantages and disadvantages in using the international human rights protection mechanisms for resolving this issue.”
  • The importance of the topic and the reason for its discussion should appear clearly.
Past Examples of Human Rights Essays