Both residential and online components of this program will allow you to connect with an exceptional array of established individuals in the field of human rights and humanitarian law. Our faculty includes more than 40 world-renowned experts who teach every year in the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.  This is a great opportunity to interact with notable faculty members composed of international NGO members, international tribunal judges, members of regional international organisms, UN special rapporteurs, distinguished WCL faculty and international faculty and members of UN treaty bodies.

In addition to the substantive knowledge they transmit to our students, they are essential professional contacts for future work-related opportunities for the graduates of our program. The time spent in close contact with such experts, during the residential part of the program will most certainly guarantee success for future networking.

Robert Goldman
 

Robert Goldman

Professor of Law and Louis C. James Scholar at American University Washington College of Law, Faculty Director, War Crimes Research Office and Co-Director of WCL’s Center For Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Grossman
 

Claudio Grossman

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

Juan Mendez
 

Juan Méndez

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

Macarena Saez
 

Macarena Saez

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

Saez
 

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.

Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon
 

Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón

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.

International 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.  

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

Piccone
 

Ted Piccone

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Project on International Order and Strategy, Latin America Initiative, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

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. 

Staberock
 

Gerald Staberock

General Secretary, World Organization against Torture, Geneva, Switzerland

Upreti
 

Melissa Upreti

Member, Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, United Nations Guest lecturer

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

International faculty

 
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

Daniela Kravetz
 

Daniela Kravetz

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

Victor Abramovich
 

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

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

Pablo
 

Pablo Saavedra

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

Hélène Tigroudja
 

Hélène Tigroudja

Member, Human Rights Committee, United Nations

Alejandro Valencia
 

Alejandro Valencia Villa

Commissioner, Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence and Non-Repetition of Colombia

 
Jose
 

José Miguel Vivanco

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

Online Faculty

English courses

Abi-Mershed
 

Elizabeth Abi-Mershed

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

Alexander Morawa
 

Alexander Morawa

International legal scholar who specializes in international human rights law, public international law, (comparative) constitutional law, and related areas.

Margaret Wachenfeld
 

Margaret Wachenfeld

Senior research fellow at the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB).

Spanish Courses

Online courses

Jorge Araya
 

Jorge Araya

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).

Alvaro Botero
 

Álvaro Botero

Human rights specialist with the Office of the Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants, Inter-american Commission on Human Rights.

Mikel Mancisidor
 

Mikel Mancisidor

Vice-president of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations Organization. 

Pablo Saavedra
 

Pablo Saavedra

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