Summer Faculty

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.

2020 Online Faculty – English Courses

Abi-Mershed
 

Elizabeth Abi-Mershed

Former Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.  

David Crane
 

David Crane

Founding Chief Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone & Former Under Secretary General, United Nations

Duffy
 

Helen Duffy

Founder, Human Rights in Practice, The Hague, The Netherlands, and Professor of human rights and humanitarian law, Leiden University

Siobhan
 

Siobhan McInerney-Lankford

Senior Counsel, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Roggensack
 

Margaret Roggensack

Interim Executive Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), Washington, D.C.

Rosenthal
 

Eric Rosenthal

Founder and Executive Director, Disability Rights International, Washington, D.C. 

Macarena Saez
 

Macarena Saez

Director, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Waisman
 

Viviana Waisman 

Founder, President, and Executive Director, Women's Link Worldwide, Spain

 

2020 Online Faculty – Spanish Courses

Victor Abramovich
 

Victor Abramovich

Deputy Solicitor General, Supreme Court of Justice, Buenos Aires Argentina

Paulo
 

  Paulo Abrão

Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, (OAS) Washington, D.C.

Carlos
 

Carlos Ayala

Vice-president, Executive Committee, International Commission of Jurists

Eduardo
 

Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot

President, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), San José, Costa Rica

Claudio Grossman
 

Claudio Grossman

Member, International Law Commission, United Nations, and Dean Emeritus, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Claudia Martin
 

Claudia Martin

Co-director and Professorial Lecturer in residence, Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.

Juan Méndez
 

Juan Méndez

Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists and Professor, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Fausto Pocar
 

Fausto Pocar

Ad hoc Judge, International Court of Justice, Appeals Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Former President, Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón
 

Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón

Rapporteur and Member, Committee Against Torture (CAT), United Nations, and Co-director and Professorial Lecturer in residence, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington, D.C.

Pablo Saavedra
 

Pablo Saavedra

Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States, San José, Costa Rica

Rodrigo Uprimny
 

Rodrigo Uprimny

Member, Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, United Nations

 

English Courses

Abi-Mershed
 

Elizabeth Abi-Mershed

Former Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.  

John Cerone
 

John Cerone

Visiting Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University & University of Windsor

David Crane
 

David Crane

Founding Chief Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone & Former Under Secretary General, United Nations

Duffy
 

Helen Duffy

Founder, Human Rights in Practice, The Hague, The Netherlands, and Professor of human rights and humanitarian law, Leiden University

Siobhan
 

Siobhan McInerney-Lankford

Senior Counsel, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Melish
 

Tara Melish

Director and Professor of Law, Buffalo Human Rights Center, SUNY Buffalo Law School, State University of New York

Modvig
 

Jens Modvig

Chairperson, Committee Against Torture, United Nations

Piovesan
 

Flavia Piovesan

Commissioner, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.

Pronk
 

Rochus J.P. Pronk

Counselor / Head of Human Rights Team, Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Geneva, Switzerland.     Guest lecturer

Roggensack
 

Margaret Roggensack

Interim Executive Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), Washington, D.C.

Rosenthal
 

Eric Rosenthal

Founder and Executive Director, Disability Rights International, Washington, D.C. 

Gerald Staberock
 

Macarena Saez

Director, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Gerald Staberock
 

Gerald Staberock

General Secretary, World Organization against Torture, Geneva, Switzerland

Waisman
 

Viviana Waisman 

Founder, President, and Executive Director, Women's Link Worldwide, Spain

Williamson
 

Jamie Williamson

Executive Director, International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers' Association (ICoCa), Geneva, Switzerland

Spanish Courses

Victor Abramovich
 

Victor Abramovich

Deputy Solicitor General, Supreme Court of Justice, Buenos Aires Argentina

Paulo
 

  Paulo Abrão

Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, (OAS) Washington, D.C.

Carlos
 

Carlos Ayala

Vice-president, Executive Committee, International Commission of Jurists

Catalina
 

Catalina Botero

Former Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS) and Dean of Law, University of Los Andes, Colombia

Laurence Burgorgue-Larson
 

Laurence Burgorgue-Larson

Judge Constitutional Court of Andorra and Professor at the Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France

Antonio
 

Antônio Cançado Trindade

Judge, International Court of Justice, UN, The Hague, The Netherlands

Eduardo
 

Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot

President, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), San José, Costa Rica

Maria
 

Maria Clara Galvis

Vice-chair, Committee on Enforced Disappearances, United Nations

Felipe
 

Felipe Gómez Isa

Professor of Public International Law, Pedro Arrupe Institute of Human Rights, University of Deusto, (Bilbao), Spain

Gonzalez
 

Felipe González

Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants, United Nations

Claudio Grossman
 

Claudio Grossman

Member, International Law Commission, United Nations, and Dean Emeritus, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Daniela Kravetz
 

Daniela Kravetz

Special Rapporteur on the State of Affairs of Human Rights in Eritrea, United Nations

Viviana Krsticevic
 

Viviana Krsticevic

Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law, Washington, D.C.

Edison
 

Edison Lanza

Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.

JULISSA
 

Julissa Mantilla

Professor of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and International Consultant on Justice from Gender Perspective, Perú

Claudia Martin
 

Claudia Martin

Co-director and Professorial Lecturer in residence, Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.

Juan Méndez
 

Juan Méndez

Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists and Professor, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Fausto Pocar
 

Fausto Pocar

Ad hoc Judge, International Court of Justice, Appeals Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Former President, Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón
 

Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón

Rapporteur and Member, Committee Against Torture (CAT), United Nations, and Co-director and Professorial Lecturer in residence, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington, D.C.

Pablo Saavedra
 

Pablo Saavedra

Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States, San José, Costa Rica

Elizabeth Salmon
 

Elizabeth Salmón

Chair, Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, United Nations

Hélène Tigroudja
 

Hélène Tigroudja

Member, Human Rights Committee, United Nations

Rodrigo Uprimny
 

Rodrigo Uprimny

Member, Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, United Nations

Vivanco
 

José Miguel Vivanco

Executive Director, Americas Division Human Rights Watch, Washington, D.C.

Human Rights Events

October 27 2:00PM-4:00PM Online via Zoom ADA30: Looking Back, Moving Forward October 28 8:15AM-9:15AM TLS Speaker Series with Lt Gen (Ret.) Vincent Stewart October 28 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom International Suite Talk Series: “Careers in Peacebuilding” with Lauren Baillie and Tyler Jess Thompson from the United States Institute of Peace October 29 10:00AM-11:30AM Online via Zoom PROTECTING AND EMPOWERING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE AFRICAN REGION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC October 30 11:00AM-12:00PM EMPOWERING AND PROTECTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES DURING AND AFTER COVID-19: A conversation with the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General on Disability and Accessibility October 30 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom American University Law Review Federal Circuit Fridays Series: International Trade Law Panel Discussion May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE November 04 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom International Suite Talks Series November 11 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom International Suite Talks Series November 13 10:00AM-11:30AM Online via Zoom AUBLR Symposium - Part 1 - Don't Tread on My IP: The Role of Domestic and Foreign Actors in Shaping Intellectual Property (The Impact of Intellectual Property on Business) November 13 1:00PM-2:30PM Online via Zoom AUBLR Symposium - Part 2 - Don't Tread on My IP: The Role of Domestic and Foreign Actors in Shaping Intellectual Property (The Role of Foreign Influence on Intellectual Property) November 16 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom Artificial Intelligence: Bias and the Implications of Algorithms, Facial Recognition, and Machine Learning Technologies - A JGSPL Symposium Series -Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement: Where will it take us? November 16 1:30PM-2:30PM The Power and Impact of International Education Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar
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