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2021 Summer Programs and Fall Activities with the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

2021 Summer Programs and Fall Activities with the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

14 Jun, 2021

This year, the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law’s 2021 summer programs and initiatives hoped to enhance and increase communication in the human rights community.

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Programa de Verano y Actividades de Otoño de 2021, Academia de Derechos Humanos y Derecho Humanitario

Programa de Verano y Actividades de Otoño de 2021, Academia de Derechos Humanos y Derecho Humanitario de 2021

14 Jun, 2021

La Academia de Derechos Humanos y Derecho Internacional Humanitario, hoy más que nunca se mantiene firme y comprometida con la promoción de los derechos humanos.

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Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Participates in the 70th Session of the UN Committee Against Torture

Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Participates in the 70th Session of the UN Committee Against Torture

28 Apr, 2021

Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, co-director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, participated in the 70th session of the United Nations Committee against Torture from April 26 to April 28, 2021, which was carried out virtually.

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Message from Academy on the Passing of Professor Christof Heyns

Message from Academy on the Passing of Professor Christof Heyns

29 Mar, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law joins the human rights community in mourning the passing of our Colleague and Professor, but most of all, dear friend, Professor Christof Heyns. Christof was a part of the Academy’s advisory board for over 15 years and a respected and loved professor at our summer program.

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International Women's Day

International Women's Day

09 Mar, 2021

On International Women’s Day, the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law would like to highlight the work of the Academy’s leadership team, remarkable faculty, and accomplished students. There is no doubt that their commitment to continue to promote and advocate for Human Rights will have a global impact.

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Professor Rodriguez-Pinzon Participates in the Conference

Professor Rodriguez-Pinzon Participates in the Conference "Dialogue on Immigration Detention"

24 Feb, 2021

Professor Rodriguez-Pinzon participates in the conference “Dialogue on Immigration Detention.”

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Conference on

Conference on "Protecting and Empowering Persons with Disabilities in the African Region in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic "

30 Oct, 2020

Law and the Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility hosted a webinar on "Protecting and Empowering Persons with Disabilities in the African Region in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic". The purpose of this webinar was to identify, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, barriers, and challenges in addressing the acute and longer-term needs and human rights of persons with disabilities in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA - BREVE ANUNCIO

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA - BREVE ANUNCIO

26 Oct, 2020

La Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) y la Facultad de Derecho de la American University de Washington ofrecerán becas para candidatos del LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law ofrecido en inglés y en español (LL.M. en Derechos Humanos y Derecho Internacional Humanitario). American University Washington College of Law otorgará a cada beneficiario de la beca una exención de matrícula por un monto del cincuenta por ciento (50%). 

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PRESS RELEASE – BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT

PRESS RELEASE – BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT

23 Oct, 2020

OAS and American University Washington College of Law to Offer Scholarships for the LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law offered in both English and Spanish (Maestria en Derechos Humanos y Derecho Internacional Humanitario). American University Washington College of Law will award each Scholarship Recipient a tuition waiver in the amount of fifty percent (50%) 

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Conference on "Constitutional Reform in Chile"

14 Oct, 2020

 On October 5 and 6, various organizations sponsored a panel on Constitutional Reform in Chile. This series sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the American University, Washington College of Law, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), the Inter-American Dialogue, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the International Republican Institute (IRI), and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), aimed to collaborate, understand, analyze and enrich the discussion on the process of constitutional reform in Chile, carried out among experts from both Chile and the international community.

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Celebrating 25 Years of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Celebrating 25 Years of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

18 May, 2020

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is proud to celebrate 25 years of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition. The Competition is a unique trilingual (English, Spanish and Portuguese) event designed to enlighten and instruct students and legal practitioners on how to utilize the Inter-American system to tackle human rights abuses. From its inception in 1996 to date, the Competition has evolved to become a global forum for scholarly engagement on frontline human rights issues in the Americas and beyond.

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2020 Academy Programs and Initiatives

2020 Summer Programs and Fall Activities with the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

12 May, 2020

This year, the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law’s 2020 summer programs and initiatives hoped to enhance and increase communication in the human rights community. Over the past 25 years the Academy has developed key initiatives and programs that offer relevant, empowering training for scholars, practitioners, and students interested in the international human rights system and created key spaces for discussions of the most relevant issues in the human rights field. During this complex time, the Academy is determined to fulfill its mission for the promotion and awareness of human rights.

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International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

24 Mar, 2020

On March 24th, we commemorate the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. The purpose of this day is to promote the importance of the right to truth and justice by paying tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all.

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The Academy's International Approach

The Academy's International Approach

23 Mar, 2020

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is proud to share that American University Washington College of Law, is ranked #4 in International Law Programs amongst all U.S. universities by the 2021 U.S. News and World Report ranking! Every year the U.S. News & World Report 2021 ranks law schools across the country based on specialty programs. For over 40 years, AUWCL has led the way in international legal education. Our innovative international programs have been consistently recognized as the top programs in the U.S. AUWCL shares the highest rank with New York University, Harvard, and Georgetown and tied with Columbia and Yale.

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Professor Claudia Martin Leads the Effort to Submit an Amicus Brief to the Constitutional Court of Peru in the Case of Former Minister of Health of Peru Charged with Gross Human Rights Violations in the Implementation of a Policy of Forced Sterilization

Professor Claudia Martin Leads the Effort to Submit an Amicus Brief to the Constitutional Court of Peru in the Case of Former Minister of Health of Peru Charged with Gross Human Rights Violations in the Implementation of a Policy of Forced Sterilization

09 Mar, 2020

Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Professor Claudia Martin, and three other professors and lawyers specializing in international human rights law, filed an Amicus Curiae to the Constitutional Court of Peru related to the case of former Minister of Health Marino Costa Bauer and the right to be tried within a reasonable time.

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Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Participates in the 68th Session of the UN Committee Against Torture

Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Participates in the 68th Session of the UN Committee Against Torture

26 Nov, 2019

Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, co-director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law participates in the 68th session of the United Nations Committee against Torture in Geneva, Switzerland from November 11 to December 6, 2019.  

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The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, War Crimes Research Office, and the Women and the Law Program Partner with UN Women to Document the Sepur Zarco Case

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, War Crimes Research Office, and the Women and the Law Program Partner with UN Women to Document the Sepur Zarco Case

17 Sep, 2019

The War Crimes Research Office, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and Women and the Program Law are thrilled to partner with UN Women on the “Documenting Good Practice on Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Guatemala” Project.

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Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Claudio Grossman Elected Associate Member of the Institut de Droit International

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Claudio Grossman Elected Associate Member of the Institut de Droit International

29 Aug, 2019

American University Washington College of Law Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Claudio Grossman was elected associate member of the Institut de Droit International on Monday, August 26, 2019. This honor is a further tribute to Grossman’s impact on international legal scholarship in the Americas and around the world.

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Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Participates in the 67th Session of the UN Committee Against Torture

Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Participates in the 67th Session of the UN Committee Against Torture

01 Aug, 2019

During the 67th session of the UN Committee against Torture (CAT), Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, co-director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, participated in the seventh periodic report of Greece on State party efforts to comply with provisions in the Convention against Torture.

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