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.

“The Center is a place where everyone can come together to ensure that human rights are respected and humanitarian law is enforced.”

Macarena Sáez, Faculty Director

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Celebrating 30 Years

Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law Celebrates 30th Anniversary

In honor of the Center’s 30th anniversary, AUWCL invites students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the community at large to participate in a weeklong event series celebrating its education, research, and advocacy.  For over 30 years, the Center’s numerous and dynamic collaborations with expert faculty, cross-campus colleagues, and global civil society partners have served as a testament to its mission of serving as a bridge between academia and civil society. The challenges faculty and staff have tackled in their research, the opportunities our students have embraced in the classroom, and the solutions our alumni have brought to complex human rights problems over the past three decades are real-life examples that illustrate the Center’s legacy of enriching and influencing global, national, and local conversations on human rights. Learn more and register here