In November 2014, NMHRP conducted a statewide essay contest on international justice and the role of the U.S. in the ICC. NMHRP received essays from 53 New Mexico high school students. Through a double-blind evaluation of both submitted essays and interviews, judges selected 8 students. NMHRP’s panel of judges was comprised of the legal counsel for the Albuquerque FBI field office, a N.M. Court of Appeals judge, a university professor and genocide scholar, and three National Board certified English teachers. NMHRP chaperones will travel to Poland in February with the 8 student winners from Farmington, Roswell, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and Rio Rancho. The students will participate in the 2015 Model International Criminal Court mock trials!