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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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AUWCL Professors Participate in Release of Report Evaluating the Work of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia

AUWCL Professors Participate in Release of Report Evaluating the Work of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia

15 Jul, 2019

The oldest international human rights organization, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), recently published its evaluation of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP, by its initials in Spanish), the transitional justice court created by the Peace Agreement between the National Government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC-EP).

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Academy Co-Sponsors 11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Academy Co-Sponsors 11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition

11 Jul, 2019

The 11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will take place from July 15-19, 2019, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Celebrates its 20th Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Celebrates its 20th Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights

27 Jun, 2019

American University Washington College of Law’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law hosted its 20th Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law May 28-June 14, welcoming participants from over 20 different countries.

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Academy Hosts the 24th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Academy Hosts the 24th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

21 May, 2019

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law proudly hosts the 24th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition at the WCL Tenley Campus from May 19 – 24. The topic for this year's competition is "The Protection of Migrants under International Human Rights Law." 

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Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Participates in Review of Mexico during the 66th Session of the UN Committee against Torture

Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Participates in Review of Mexico during the 66th Session of the UN Committee against Torture

30 Apr, 2019

During the 66th session of the UN Committee against Torture, Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón participated in a two-day review of Mexico regarding the torture and mistreatment of detainees by the state. The meeting was held from April 25-26, 2019, in Geneva.

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Professor Robert K. Goldman speaks at the ICJ's 18th World Congress

Professor Robert K. Goldman speaks at ICJ's 18th World Congress

28 Mar, 2019

Professor Robert K. Goldman, President of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Co-Chair of the Academy on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, gave the opening speech of the ICJ’s 18th World Congress that took place on March 23 and 24 in Tunis, Tunisia.

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International Women's Day 2019

International Women's Day 2019

08 Mar, 2019

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is proud to highlight the distinguished group of women professors and guest lecturers that enrich our courses with diverse experiences and provide a critical gender perspective essential to the advancement of human rights.

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Expert Opinion co-authored by Professor Claudia Martin quoted in recent judgment

Expert Opinion Co-Authored by Professor Claudia Martin Quoted in Judgment of Women of Atenco Case

07 Mar, 2019

Professor Claudia Martin, Co-Director of the Academy on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and Professor Susana SáCouto, Director of the War Crimes Research Office, co-authored the Expert Opinion before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) for the case of Women Victims of Sexual Torture in Atenco v. Mexico, previously known as the the case of Selvas Gomez et al. v. Mexico.

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Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón participated in high level regional seminar hosted by the Government of the Republic of Fiji

Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón participates in high level regional seminar hosted by the Government of the Republic of Fiji

08 Feb, 2019

Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Member of the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT), participated in the seminar, Ratification and implementation of the UN Convention against Torture in the Pacific: Supporting Pacific States with processes of legislative review and drafting anti-torture laws or amendments, convened by the Convention Against Torture Initiative (CTI), in partnership with the Universal Rights Group and the Regional Rights Resource Team of the Pacific Community.

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The Dire Human Rights Situation in Venezuela & Nicaragua

The Dire Human Rights Situation in Venezuela & Nicaragua

31 Dec, 2018

In follow up to the round table "Hemisphere in Crisis? The Dire Human Rights Situation in Venezuela and Nicaragua" the Academy recorded a series of interviews with some of the panelists who attended the event. In these interviews our speakers address some important questions such as actions that can be taken at the international level, the role that the OAS can play in these situations, and what has been the role of civil society both at the domestic and international levels.

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Celebrating International Migrants Day

Celebrating International Migrants Day

18 Dec, 2018

On December 18 the United Nations celebrates International Migrants Day. The purpose of the day is to remember people who have been displaced due to armed conflict, famine and other natural and man-made disasters. Given the growing importance of the issue, the Academy has elected “The Protection of Migrants under International Human Rights Law” as the topic for two of our programs in 2019: the 24th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition and the Human Rights Essay Award.

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Professor Claudio Grossman Honored by Chilean President and the Senate of Chile

Professor Claudio Grossman Honored by Chilean President and the Senate of Chile

14 Dec, 2018

Last week, Academy’s Co-Chair, Dean Emeritus and Professor Claudio Grossman was honored by Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, and the Jewish community of Chile with the “Espíritu Maccabí Award”. The award was given in recognition for his work in defense of human rights. The Senate of Chile also recognized Professor Grossman’s work at the ICJ during a plenary session held on December 11.

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: Reaffirming Our Commitment to End Impunity for Sexual Violence

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: Reaffirming Our Commitment to End Impunity for Sexual Violence

11 Dec, 2018

As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the War Crimes Research Office of American University Washington College of Law reaffirm their commitment to end impunity for sexual violence through the project “Ending Impunity for Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Latin America.”

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The Academy Celebrates Human Rights Day 2018

The Academy Celebrates Human Rights Day 2018

10 Dec, 2018

On the occasion of 2018 Human Rights Day, AUWCL's Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law would like to highlight what our Co-Directors, Co-Chairs, and the diverse faculty of our programs have done in 2018 to promote international human rights worldwide. We look forward to continue the work in 2019, and invite you to join us in advancing this worthy cause!

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Professor Robert K. Goldman to be Honored at the Second Inter-American System on Human Rights (IASHR) Forum

Professor Robert K. Goldman to be Honored at the Second Inter-American System on Human Rights (IASHR) Forum

10 Dec, 2018

The Academy is proud to announce that our Co-Chair, Professor Robert K. Goldman, will be honored at the second Inter-American System on Human Rights (IASHR) Forum, organized by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Remembering International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Remembering International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

04 Dec, 2018

 In observance of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the Academy is proud to bring you another episode of our "Human Rights Voices" podcast series that brings you prominent human right advocates sharing their experiences and insights about the most relevant and recent human rights topics and issues.

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Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Participates in the 65th Session of the UN Committee Against Torture

Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Participates in the 65th Session of the UN Committee Against Torture

04 Dec, 2018

Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, co-director of the Academy on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, participated in the 65th session of the UN Committee against Torture in Geneva.

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