Africa Legal Aid and Webber Wentzel launched back in spring 2012 a Human Rights and Business essay competition, encouraging young people across the African continent to voice their opinions about the interface between human rights and business accountability.
The winners of our competition are:
1st Prize, US$500: Anita Akon (Uganda), “Child labour in business – breaking the cycle”
2nd Prize, US$250: Franck Maxime Yankam L. (Cameroon), “The indigenous people property rights abuses in the Cameroon- Chad pipeline: new approaches to human rights protection by the World Bank Group”
3rd Prize, US$150: Ikechukwu Emmanuel C. (Nigeria), “Business in Africa and human rights: Nigeria as a case study”
The announcement has been sent in mid December 2012 to all contestants and winners were kindly asked to confirm their eligibility according to our competition rules. This aspect has been validated and more details about the receipt of prizes will be provided shortly. The winning essays will be published on our website and, as promised, in our flagship journal – the AFLA Quarterly.
We thank everyone for their interest in our competition, appreciate their patience as to the prolonged selection process, and congratulate them for the interesting papers shared. For 2013 we have in store different new activities under our Human Rights and Business program, including a youth component. So do follow our website and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Africa-Legal-Aid-AFLA/111108335669002