The Center's 2018-2019 Annual Report showcases American University Washington College of Law's commitment as part of the international legal community to provide support for human rights initiatives. See where we've achieved impact both as a core resource for the NGO community and a bridge between academia and civil society. Check out what we've been up to this past year. Read more
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 over 25 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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On September 27th, the Center is co-sponsoring a symposium on prison reform, comparative constitutionalism, voting rights, and human rights in Israel, with experts, activists, and academics in celebration of Professor Emeritus Herman Schwartz's distinguished career. Click the link below for details on time and location. Read more
On Saturday August 17 from 4-7 the Project for Transgender Incarcerated Survivors hosted its first fundraiser. The event was the first of a year long campaign to raise $600,000 to extend the project for another three years. The Project’s mission is to ensure the safety and constitutional rights of transgender and gender non conforming folks in prisons and jails. You can learn more about the Project and Project Director, Whit Washington, here: Read more