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Human Rights 101
September 22, 2016

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Site Visit
September 30, 2016

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Fall 2016 ATI Dean's Fellow

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

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International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition

Submission Deadline:
October 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET

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Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law

The Impact Litigation Project (ILP) is an experiential education initiative that promotes and strengthens the rule of law and democracy around the world. Taking a holistic approach, the ILP identifies, pursues, and supports pivotal cases in both international and domestic fora to enhance the development and furtherance of international jurisprudence and standards. These initiatives, among others, contribute to a diverse experiential education and offer writing opportunities for AUWCL law students who choose not to wait for graduation to start contributing to a better world for all. Advancing human rights and dignity is a hallmark of American University Washington College of Law. The Impact Litigation Project embodies this commitment. With longstanding experience in litigating human rights cases, AUWCL faculty, administrators and students have participated in cases involving a broad range of issues such as freedom of expression, due process of law, gender equality, LGBTI rights, children’s rights, human rights defenders, summary execution, and indigenous populations, among many others. To learn more about the Project, visit the ILP website or click the image above.

From the Human Rights Brief

The Human Rights Brief, a student-run publication of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, reports on cutting edge developments in international human rights. The Brief publishes short articles and opinion pieces written by students, academics, and leading human rights practitioners from around the world. Content is run on www.HRBrief.org, the premier website for human rights news, analysis, and resources.


Certifying Responsible Private Security Companies: Assessing the Implementation
of Transparency and Disclosure Provisions

By: David Sebstead


South Korea - U.N. Working Group on Business and Human Rights Requests
National Action Plan and Reform after Country Visit

By: Wilson Melbostad


IACHR Financial Crisis
By: Stefania Butoi Varga and Isaac Morales