The practicum prepares students to effectively advise the Committee on the human rights records of countries appearing before the Committee. Students will prepare questions posed to State Parties on potential areas of non-compliance with the CAT, ultimately helping to inform and shape the Committee’s Concluding Observations and Recommendations. This educational process is evaluated throughout the semester in D.C., and in Geneva, Switzerland, where students will work as special assistants to the Committee Chairperson during the first week of CAT sessions.
Applicants should send a CV, unofficial transcript, and cover letter addressing their motivation for applying to the Kovler Project Against Torture. Cover letters may also address any past human rights advocacy experience, language skills, and a brief description of other significant time commitments during Fall 2020, such as journal, internships, or other extracurricular commitments. There is no formal prohibition on participating in both the WCL Clinical Program and the Kovler Project. Please direct any inquiries to the respective program contacts.
Applications should be addressed to Claudio Grossman email@example.com and Katherine Holcombe firstname.lastname@example.org with “KPAT Application” in the subject line by February 8th 11:59 pm. An information session on the Kovler Project presented by the 2019 participants will take place on Thursday, January 30th from 12:00 – 1:00 in Yuma 403. Food will be provided.