Claudio Grossman, Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus
Claudio Grossman is Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus and the Raymond Geraldson Scholar for International and Humanitarian Law at AUWCL. After serving as AUWCL’s Dean from 1995 to July 2016, Professor Grossman returned to the faculty and was appointed Dean Emeritus by AU’s Board of Trustees. Professor Grossman previously served as member (elected 2003-2015) and chairperson (4 terms, from 2008-2015) of the UN Committee against Torture, and co-founded the Project with Jennifer de Laurentiis in 2004.
Professor Grossman was elected to the UN International Law Commission in November 2016 for a five-year term, and has served as President of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights since 2014. He is also board member of the OSF’s Open Society Justice Initiative, of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and of the ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative, and is a member of numerous associations including the American Law Institute. Professor Grossman previously served as chair of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies for a one-year term, and as a member (1993-2001) and President (in 1996 and again in 2001) of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, among other positions. Professor Grossman has published extensively in areas such as international law, international organizations, human rights, and legal education, and he is the recipient of numerous distinctions and awards for his contributions to human rights, international law, and legal education.