Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is committed to a culture that promotes human rights and humanitarian law around the world by offering relevant, empowering training for scholars, practitioners, and students interested in the international human rights system and laws. We are confident that there is no better time to study human rights!

The Program gathers more than 150 participants from more than 25 different countries with different levels of professional experience, all in Washington D.C. for an intensive 3 weeks of full immersion into the world of human rights. Through this Program, the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs and Committee members of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, experts from prominent NGO’s, and professors from all over the world.

Important Dates

Application opens December 1, 2018
first application deadline May 1, 2019
orientation May 27, 2019
classes begin May 28, 2019
classes end June 14, 2019

Ranked among the 4 best places to study Human Rights Law!

On March 17, 2017, the National Jurist named the Academy’s Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law one of the Top 4 Places to study International Human Rights in the world. In the face of new challenges and issues that arise in our ever-changing world, the Academy offers an opportunity to engage with some of the brightest minds in the field of Human Rights while expanding your knowledge of international legal matters.

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