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War Crimes Research Office Director Susana SáCouto Honored on Gender Justice Legacy Wall

War Crimes Research Office Director Susana SáCouto Honored on Gender Justice Legacy Wall

War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) Director Susana SáCouto was honored as part of the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice's unveiling of the Gender Justice Legacy Wall at an event that coincided with the 16th Annual Assembly of States Parties meeting in New York.

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AUWCL Hosts 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law

AUWCL Hosts 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law

From October 26-28, American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) hosted the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL). AUWCL Professors Padideh Ala’i and Fernanda Nicola, along with Professor Maximo Langer of UCLA Law organized the two-day conference that attracted more than one hundred participants. This year's conference theme was “Comparative Law, Faith, and Religion: The Role of Faith in Law.”

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OAS and Academy on Human Rights Leaders Collaborate on Promotion of Human Rights Education in the Americas

OAS and Academy on Human Rights Leaders Collaborate on Promotion of Human Rights Education in the Americas

On November 17, leaders from the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law met with Luis Almagro, General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, regarding the promotion of human rights training of OAS public officials.

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AUWCL Faculty Take Part in World Bank Group's

AUWCL Faculty Take Part in World Bank Group's "Law, Justice, and Development Week 2017"

American University Washington College of Law Professors Fernanda Nicola and Macarena Saez are participating in panel discussions Monday and Tuesday as part of the World Bank Group’s “Law, Justice, and Development Week 2017,” a high-level conference with an expected attendance of more than 1,300 people for the week. In addition, AUWCL is hosting “A Conversation on Gender, Development, and Public Service,” at the law school Tuesday evening.  This will be the first time part of the World Bank Group’s Law and Development Week conference will be held at AUWCL.

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KPAT Faculty and Students Participate in the 62nd Session of UN Committee against Torture

KPAT Faculty and Students Participate in the 62nd Session of UN Committee against Torture

The Kovler Project Against Torture is in Geneva, Switzerland, this week assisting in the 62nd session of the United Nations Committee Against Torture: Professor/Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman, member of the UN International Law Commission and former UN CAT Chairperson, KPAT Associate Director Jennifer de Laurentiis, and 11 WCL KPAT Student Scholars Against Torture.

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Guatemalan Constitutional Court Cites AUWCL Students' Amicus Brief in Decision to Eliminate Death Penalty

Guatemalan Constitutional Court Cites AUWCL Students' Amicus Brief in Decision to Eliminate Death Penalty

This past spring, AUWCL students Aythnis Rivera LL.M. '17 and Tatiana Devia '18 submitted an amicus brief that was recently cited by the Guatemalan Constitutional Court in support of its decision to eliminate the death penalty. This was the first time that the Constitutional Court referred to a specific amicus brief in its decision.      

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