Dean Claudio Grossman Named President of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights

Claudio Grossman, dean of American University Washington College of Law, has been selected as president of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights.

This is the second time that a dean of AUWCL has been named president of the Institute, the first was Dean Thomas Buergenthal from 1980-1990.

Established through an agreement signed between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Republic of Costa Rica, the Institute has become one of the world's leading centers for teaching and academic research on human rights, applying a multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on the problems of the Americas.

Pictured: José Reyes '07, Gloriana López '98, Rommy Claros '03, Costa Rica's Minister of Foreign Affairs Enrique Castillo, Dean Claudio Grossman, Javier Coto '94, and Dr. Douglas Alvarado '95 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Costa Rica on the day that Dean Grossman assumed the Presidency of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights.

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