The Academy’s Faculty are agents of change that through effort and dedication have strengthen avenues of protection for the advancement of human rights. Through our Faculty, the Academy offers relevant, empowering training for scholars, practitioners, and students interested in the international human rights system and laws.
Member, International Law Commission, United Nations, and Dean Emeritus, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
Assistant Professor of Law
Co-director and Professorial Lecturer in residence, Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.
Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Experiential Education
Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic
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.
Director, War Crimes Research Office
Rebecca I. Grazier Professor of Law & International Relations
Director of The JD/MA Dual Degree Program
Former Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
Visiting Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University & University of Windsor
Founding Chief Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone & Former Under Secretary General, United Nations
Founder, Human Rights in Practice, The Hague, The Netherlands, and Professor of human rights and humanitarian law, Leiden University
Senior Counsel, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Director and Professor of Law, Buffalo Human Rights Center, SUNY Buffalo Law School, State University of New York
Chairperson, Committee Against Torture, United Nations
Commissioner, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
Counselor / Head of Human Rights Team, Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Geneva, Switzerland. Guest lecturer
Interim Executive Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), Washington, D.C.
Founder and Executive Director, Disability Rights International, Washington, D.C.
General Secretary, World Organization against Torture, Geneva, Switzerland
Visiting Faculty - Spanish Courses
Deputy Solicitor General, Supreme Court of Justice, Buenos Aires Argentina
Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, (OAS) Washington, D.C.
Vice-president, Executive Committee, International Commission of Jurists
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
Judge Constitutional Court of Andorra and Professor at the Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France
Judge, International Court of Justice, UN, The Hague, The Netherlands
President, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), San José, Costa Rica
Vice-chair, Committee on Enforced Disappearances, United Nations
Professor of Public International Law, Pedro Arrupe Institute of Human Rights, University of Deusto, (Bilbao), Spain
Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
Professor of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and International Consultant on Justice from Gender Perspective, Perú
Ad hoc Judge, International Court of Justice, Appeals Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Former President, Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Former Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, (OAS), Washington, D.C.
Secretary of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and an official of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Human rights specialist with the Office of the Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants, Inter-american Commission on Human Rights.
Vice-president of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations Organization.
International legal scholar who specializes in international human rights law, public international law, (comparative) constitutional law, and related areas.
Senior research fellow at the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB).
Vice-president, Executive Committee, International Commission of Jurists, Geneva, Switzerland
Currently conducting research on the Implementation of Judgements of the Inter-American Human Rights Court at the Domestic Level under the supervision of Professor Robert K. Goldman.
Former Ambassador to the OAS, Colombia
Currently conducting research on a special project dedicated to portrait violence and mortality indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean to create prevention strategies.
AUWCL Alumni '18, LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington, D.C.
Currently conducting research on multiple Human Rights violations in the massive Trial in Equatorial Guinea, published website of the Center for Human Rights of the ABA.