Center’s Project on Human Rights Education in Colombia Holds First Faculty Training Workshop in Cali, Colombia

The Center is leading an initiative to partner with two law schools in Cali, Colombia to help enhance their teaching of human rights. The first of a series of faculty training workshops for this project was held February 14-16 at Universidad Santiago de Cali and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali in Cali, Colombia. The workshop was collaboratively designed to enhance human rights teaching capacity in the area of Clinical Legal Education, with a particular focus on developing faculty capacity to teach and administer human rights law clinics. The workshop was interactive and participatory in design and included substantive and practical focal areas shaped by the priorities of the partner institutions, such as framing conversations about clinical pedagogy and administration; introducing and deconstructing various clinical methodologies; and collaboratively developing and evaluating concrete workplans for the creation and/or strengthening of clinical programs.

Center Human Rights Education Program Director Melissa del Aguila accompanied Professors Jayesh Rathod and David Baluarte who led an intensive three-day workshop for key human rights faculty at the two law schools with which the Center will be working over the coming three years as part of the Human Rights Teaching and Research Partnership Program.

Photos above: Professors Jayesh Rathod and David Baluarte lead workshop sessions with faculty and students from Universidad Santiago de Cali and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali.

This Project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Higher Education for Development (HED). Click here to learn more!