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International Women's Day 2023

International Women's Day 2023

08 Mar, 2023

International Women's Day 2023 The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law celebrates Women’s International Day by highlighting the remarkable group of women teaching during the 2023 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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Prof. Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon participated as an expert lecturer in the 2023 Regional Course in International Law for Africa

Prof. Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon participated as an expert lecturer in the 2023 Regional Course in International Law for Africa

01 Mar, 2023

Prof. Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon participated as an expert lecturer in the 2023 Regional Course in International Law for Africa

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Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Conducts Course on the Inter-American Human Rights System at the University of Deusto

Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Conducts Course on the Inter-American Human Rights System at the University of Deusto

01 Mar, 2023

In March 2023, Professor Rodriguez Pinzon delivered a course titled 'The Inter-American Human Rights System and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.' This significant session took place as part of the European Master's Program in Human Rights at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain

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Book Presentation

Book Presentation "To Catch a Dictator" by Reed Brody

16 Feb, 2023

Book Presentation "To Catch a Dictator" by  Reed Brody

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KAS Scholarhips 2023. Alliance Inter-American Human Rights Competition and the Rule of Law Program for Latin America of the KAS

KAS Scholarhips 2023. Alliance Inter-American Human Rights Competition and the Rule of Law Program for Latin America of the KAS

15 Feb, 2023

This year, the KAS Rule of Law Program for Latin America will assume the registration costs of four Latin American teams of 3 people each (2 speakers and one coach), to participate in the Competition that will take place from 22 to May 26, 2023, in Washington D.C.

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New's Visit to Genea - CEDAW

New's Visit to Genea - CEDAW

15 Feb, 2023

Professor Claudia Martin, co-Director of the Academy, participated in the General Discussion organized by the 84th CEDAW Committee Session

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

14 Feb, 2023

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law co-sponsored a number of panels to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, a campaign sponsored by UN-Women. 

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Celebrating Human Rights Day - December 10, 2022

Celebrating Human Rights Day - December 10, 2022

09 Dec, 2022

A year of Work Culminating in a Day of Celebrations: Our Contributions to the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.

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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 GLOBAL FORUM TO ASSESS THE UN DECLARATION ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN RIGHTS

05 Dec, 2022

At a UN-sponsored forum in Uzbekistan on December 5-6, AUWCL Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón discussed AUWCL’s contributions to the advancement of human rights education as an example of the implementation of the 2011 UN Declaration on Education and Training in the Field of Human Rights.

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Celebrating Human Rights Day - December 10, 2021

Celebrating Human Rights Day - December 10, 2021

10 Dec, 2021

A year of Work Culminating in a Day of Celebrations: Our Contributions to the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.

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

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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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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