Kovler Project research assistants have the opportunity to develop their research, writing, and analytical skills on a variety of projects, including assessing country reports, analyzing Committee Against Torture jurisprudence, editing practitioner articles, and preparing course materials. More generally, they have the opportunity to gain nuanced experience on torture-focused human rights and humanitarian law while improving their research, writing, and analytical skills.The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law is an excellent work environment that is conducive towards building on a wide range of skills while contributing to a diverse field of international law.
Jon Heinz is a third year JD/MA student at American University Washington College of Law interested in international security law and policy, with a focus on international humanitarian law and the protection of human rights in armed conflict settings. He is a research assistant with the Kovler Project Against Torture. Jon received his B.A. in English from the University of Calgary.