The Kovler Project Against Torture is in Geneva, Switzerland, this week assisting in the 62nd session of the United Nations Committee Against Torture: Professor/Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman, member of the UN International Law Commission and former UN CAT Chairperson, KPAT Associate Director Jennifer de Laurentiis, and 11 WCL KPAT Student Scholars 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 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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What's New At The Center
This past spring, Impact Litigation Project students Aythnis Rivera LL.M. '17 and Tatiana Devia '18 submitted an amicus brief that was recently cited by the Guatemalan Constitutional Court in support of its decision to eliminate the death penalty. Read more
Center Faculty Director Macarena Saez participated in a panel discussion as part of the World Bank Group’s “Law, Justice, and Development Week 2017,” a high-level conference with an attendance of more than 1,300 people for the week. Read more
New Partnership with AU's School of International Service
This month, the Center launched a new partnership with American University's School of International Service and the Marine Corps University to facilitate research support on emerging international law topics, sponsored by the Department of Defense.