It has been a busy spring, as our team continues to work dynamically to support our students, engage in collaborative initiatives, and build opportunities for scholarship and advocacy. We look forward to a new summer and semester with renewed focus and dedication. Read on to learn more about what the Center has been up to. Read more
30 Years Promoting Human Rights through Teaching, Scholarship, and Service
AUWCL established the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law as part of its long-standing commitment to international human rights and the rule of law. For 30 years, the Center has worked with students, faculty and the international legal community to provide support for human rights initiatives in the U.S. and around the world through teaching, scholarship and service. The Center engages in exciting innovations in human rights education and advocacy by way of training, complementary education, outreach, workshops and conferences, and research and publications. All Center programming promotes the value of service, thereby grounding the Center as a core resource to the NGO community and a bridge between academia and civil society.
Macarena Sáez, Faculty Director
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What's New At The Center
The Center's Initiative on Election Monitoring advances efforts to improve the nomination and election process of commissioners and judges by supporting the work of an Independent Panel of Experts who evaluate the qualifications of candidates applying to serve as commissioners and judges in the Inter-American Human Rights System. Read more
In February, the Center welcomed its 2021 Student Advisory Board. The SAB provides students a platform to learn tangible skills beyond the classroom for effective human rights advocacy and activism. Members organize events and specialized trainings for the AUWCL community and help facilitate discussion on an array of intersectional issues. Read more