The Center's Student Advisory Board (SAB) provides students interested in and committed to human rights the opportunity to participate in the planning and implementation of Center programming, to learn tangible skills beyond the classroom for effective advocacy and activism, and to attend special SAB-only events and receptions. 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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Applications for WCL's Kovler Project Against Torture are being accepted from February 1 through February 16, 2018. Applicants should address their demonstrated commitment to international human rights and social justice issues, and academic success in law school. Applicants will be notified of decisions via email by Wed. February 28. Read more
The Symposium will include three panel discussions on immigration and disability rights; women and disability rights, and deinstitutionalization and community integration. There will also be a luncheon keynote address with Judith Heumann, the former special advisor for international disability rights at the US State Department. Read more
Center Hosts Signing of "The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights"
The Center and the International Human Rights Law Clinic, in partnership with the New Israel Fund, Foundation for Middle East Peace, and Americans for Peace Now hosted a discussion with author Michael Sfard about his new book, "The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights". This groundbreaking work examines the ethics and challenges of legal work for human rights. Read more
AUWCL's Jessup Moot Court Team, represented by Center research assistant Cynthia Park, HJ Brehmer, Hannah Stambaugh, and Katherine Youssouf, who won the Super Regional Jessup Competition! The team went on to defeat West Virginia University in the quarters, Harvard University in the semi-finals, and the University of Virginia in the final round. Read more