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Faculty Spotlight: Dean Emeritus and Center for Human Rights Faculty Co-Director: Claudio Grossman

On August 22nd, Dean Emeritus of American University Washington College of Law and Center Faculty Co-director, Claudio Grossman, celebrated the opening ceremony of the Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos in San Jose, Costa Rica. Prof. Grossman serves as the President of the Institute, and he was joined by the Executive Director, José Thompson, the Minister of Justice, Cecilia Sánchez, and over 100 d...iplomats, lawyers, academics and human rights activists. These scholars will take part in a two week course on access to justice in the Americas. This trip was followed by a visit to Chile in which he participated in a conference sponsored by the Latin American Society of International Law and SLADI. He presented on "El Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos y su evolucion". The Dean Emeritus concluded the trip by giving a lecture at Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile on "La obligation de negociar en el Derecho Internacional".

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