Human Rights Month

Human Rights Month is an annual event that features conferences, workshops, a film festival, and a discussion of recent publications in the human rights sector. Through Human Rights Month, the Academy provides a forum for the education and discussion of human rights theory. Participants have the opportunity to share first hand experiences, as well as network with fellow practitioners, scholars, and activists in the field.

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2019 Human Rights Month Panels

For all panels held at WCL, CLE accreditation will be applied for upon request. American University Washington College of Law is an accredited CLE provider for Virginia and Pennsylvania, with reciprocity for New York and New Jersey, and with accreditation for all other states applied for as requested.

Film Festival Information

Out of Gitmo

Friday, June 7

Time: 12:30 pm
Room Y402


Guest Speaker:

Rochus J.K. Pronk
Counselor / Head of Human Rights Team, Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Geneva, Switzerland.

Ayotzinapa: La otra historia

Friday, June 14
Las Patronas

Time: 12:30 pm
Room NT08


Guest Speaker:

Maureen Meyer, Director for Mexico and Migrant Rights, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Washington, D.C.