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Commemorating International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Commemorating International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

10 Sep, 2018

August 30 marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. In light of that date, the Academy would like to recognize Professor Maria Clara Galvis, Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED).

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Professors Claudia Martin and Susana SáCouto Present Amicus Curiae in El Salvador

Professors Claudia Martin and Susana SáCouto Present Amicus Curiae in El Salvador

07 Sep, 2018

Claudia Martin, Co-director for the Academy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, and Susana SáCouto, director of the War Crimes Research office, presented an amicus curiae before the San Francisco Court of First Instance in Mozote, El Salvador, on Friday, August 24, where 18 military commanders were accused of having participated in the massacre of El Mozote and neighboring areas in December of 1981.

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Professor Goldman Elected President of the International Commission of Jurists

Professor Goldman Elected President of the International Commission of Jurists

30 Aug, 2018

American University Washington College of Law congratulates Professor Robert K. Goldman on his election as president of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). The ICJ is one of the oldest and most respected NGOs in the world.

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Co-Director for Academy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Participates in 64th session of UN Committee against Torture

Co-Director for Academy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Participates in 64th session of UN Committee against Torture

28 Aug, 2018

The Academy would like to highlight the participation of Professor Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Co-Director for the Academy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, in the 64th session of the United Nations Committee against Torture. Professor Rodriguez-Pinzon began his term with the UN Committee in January 2018 as a Committee Expert, and participated in the country review of Chile as Co-Rapporteur of the Committee. Please click on the link below for a video of Professor Rodriguez-Pinzon at the most recent session in Geneva.

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GQUAL Appears before the UN Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice

GQUAL Appears before the UN Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice

27 Aug, 2018

On July 25 2018, Professor Claudia Martin and CEJIL’s Executive Director Viviana Krsticevic appeared before the UN Working Group on the issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice at UN Headquarters in NY to present on the GQUAL Campaign and explore avenues of cooperation.  

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2019 Human Rights Essay Award Topic Announced

2019 Human Rights Essay Award Topic Announced

11 Jul, 2018

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law is proud to request the submission of papers for the Human Rights Essay Award. Submission deadline: February 1, 2019.

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Topic of 2019 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition Announced

Topic of 2019 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition Announced

03 Jul, 2018

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is pleased to announce the topic for the 2019 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

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AUWCL Alumnus Ivan Duque LL.M.'04 Wins Colombian Presidential Election

AUWCL Alumnus Ivan Duque LL.M.'04 Wins Colombian Presidential Election

20 Jun, 2018

On Sunday, Colombia elected a new president, Iván Duque Márquez, a 2004 graduate of American University Washington College of Law’s (AUWCL) L.L.M. Program in International Legal Studies (ILSP).

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Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Hosts Annual Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Hosts Annual Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights

18 Jun, 2018

American University Washington College of Law’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law hosted the annual Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law May 29-June 15, welcoming 125 participants from over 10 different countries.

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Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Elected to UN Committee against Torture

Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Elected to UN Committee against Torture

06 Oct, 2017

American University Washington College of Law congratulates Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, professorial lecturer in residence and co-director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, on his appointment to the United Nations Committee against Torture.

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