Claudio Grossman

Claudio Grossman

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at the American University Washington College of Law and Raymond I. Geraldson Academic for international law and international humanitarian law and Member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations. He is an expert in international law, human rights, and Inter-American affairs. Grossman was a member and chairman of the United Nations Committee against Torture from 2008 to December 2015. Previously, Dean Grossman was a member of Interpol's archives Control Commission. Grossman served as president of the College of the Americas, an organization of schools and universities in the Western Hemisphere, from November 2003 to November 2007. Previously, he was a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights from 1993 to 2001, where he held several positions, including: chairman of this body in 1996 and 2001, as well as rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples and rapporteur on Women's rights. Dean Grossman has participated in numerous visits in loco in the Americas, as well as electoral process observation missions in Eastern Europe. He has worked in international legal affairs with the United Nations and the International Human rights group (also known as Global Rights). Grossman speaks fluently Spanish, French, and German. He is also the author of numerous books and articles in international law, human rights, and law of international organizations, and has received numerous awards for his work in those fields.

Currently Teaching

Inter-American Human Rights System (LAW-725-003)

Areas of Specialization

  • International Human Rights/Humanitarian Laws
  • International Organizations
  • International/Comparative Law