On November 7, Center students traveled to Geneva as part of the Kovler Project Against Torture where they provided legal support to the UN Committee against Torture. 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 nearly 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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The Center is currently accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Student Advisory Board! SAB members meet weekly and participate in skills development seminars that focus on topics like grant proposal writing, public speaking, social media, and more. The Board is a year-long February 2020 to February 2021 commitment that continues throughout the spring, summer and fall semesters. Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 24, 2020. Read more
On Friday, Sept. 27 American University Washington College of Law Professor Emeritus Herman Schwartz was recognized for his world-renowned legal legacy during “A Global Lawyer: A Symposium Celebrating the Contributions of Herman Schwartz to the Rule of Law.” Read more