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 organizations, 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.
Member, International Law Commission, United Nations, and Dean Emeritus, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
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
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
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Project on International Order and Strategy, Latin America Initiative, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
Commissioner, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
Rochus J.P. Pronk
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
Member, Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, United Nations Guest lecturer
Founder, President, and Executive Director, Women's Link Worldwide, Spain
Executive Director, International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers' Association (ICoCa), Geneva, Switzerland
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
Antônio Cançado Trindade
Judge, International Court of Justice, UN, The Hague, The Netherlands
Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot
President, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), San José, Costa Rica
Maria Clara Galvis
Vice-chair, Committee on Enforced Disappearances, United Nations
Felipe Gómez Isa
Professor of Public International Law, Pedro Arrupe Institute of Human Rights, University of Deusto, (Bilbao), Spain
Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants, United Nations
Special Rapporteur on the State of Affairs of Human Rights in Eritrea, United Nations
Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law, Washington, D.C.
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
Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States, San José, Costa Rica
Member, Human Rights Committee, United Nations
Alejandro Valencia Villa
Commissioner, Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence and Non-Repetition of Colombia
José Miguel Vivanco
Executive Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch, Washington, D.C.
Former Assistant Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, (OAS), Washington, D.C.
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).
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.
Secretary, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS), San José, Costa Rica.