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
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'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
The Center hosted a presentation on disability and international human rights, featuring Professor Robert Dinerstein, director of the Disability Rights Law Clinic. Students learned more about this fascinating area of law, and networked with other students interested in exploring the complexities of international disability law and human rights Read more
In September, the Human Rights Brief welcomed its 2019-2020 junior staff. The Human Rights Brief is the Center's student-run publication which offers the latest in human rights news and cutting-edge legal analysis. Congratulations to everyone selected! Read more