Students selected to participate in the fall 2017 Kovler Project Against Torture met with the UN Committee against Torture Chairperson, Dr. Jens Modvig, on March 7, 2017 at American University Washington College of Law. Jennifer de Laurentiis, the Project’s Associate Director, introduced Chairperson Modvig and discussed the Project’s objectives and approach. Read more
The Project was founded at WCL in 2004 as the UN CAT Project and endowed in 2016 as the Kovler Project Against Torture. The Project intensively engages approximately ten students each fall semester in rejecting torture and promoting human rights through legal education, thanks to the generous support of the Blum-Kovler Foundation since 2009, and of Ms. Kelsey Lee Offield in 2016.