Human Rights Day
December 10, 2022
A year of Work Culminating in a Day of Celebrations: Our Contributions to the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.
In celebration of Human Rights Day, the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law would like to highlight the work of our staff 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. Over the past 28 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.
International Observation Mission (MIO)
LL.M STUDENTS SHARE THOUGHTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, FEDERICO VILLEGAS AT WCL
On October 27, 2022, the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law had the pleasure to host Ambassador Federico Villegas, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the Conference “The Human Rights Council in the Current Geopolitical Context: Challenges and Opportunities”. Watch the video here.
Publication Report in Spanish: Documenting Good Practice on Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Guatemala: the Sepur Zarco Case
Prof. Claudia Martin, Co-Director of the Academy; Prof. Susana SaCouto, Director of the War Crimes Research Office; and Alysson Ford, Former Assistant Director of the War Crimes Research Office, authored the report in Spanish in collaboration with UN Women. Read the report here.
panel: Women in Human Mobility and Gender Violence: Cases and Comparative Experiences in the Region
On November 29th, and on the occasion of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence, the Academy of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law presented the Panel "Women in Human Mobility and Gender Violence: Cases and Comparative Experiences in the Region." Watch the video here.
panel: Access to Abortion Under International Human Rights Standards: Experiences from Latin America
On December 7th, the Academy of Human Rights presented the virtual panel in collaboration with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, @OHCHR the Latin American Network of Strategic Latinos in Gender, @Releg the Department of Constitutional Law of the University of Externado de Colombia @UExternado, and the AUWCL War Crimes Investigation Office, entitled "Access to Abortion Under International Human Rights Standards: Experiences from Latin America." Watch the video here
panel: Jineth Bedoya`s Case: "Reflections on Press Freedom in Colombia and the Pursuit of Justice Over the Last Decades
On December 8th, the Academy of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and the Center for Justice and International Law Co-sponsored an event entitled Jineth Bedoya`s Case: "Reflections on Press Freedom in Colombia and the Pursuit of Justice Over the Last Decades".Watch the video here.
HRHL LLM In-residence Students
Our residential LL.M. Cohort represents students from Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Antigua and Barbuda, Venezuela
Ghana, Italy, and Saudi Arabia, among others. This creates a multicultural and rich environment to exchange ideas and approaches to the current challenges in the field of human rights around the globe.
Learn more about the LL.M. Program.
Claudia Martin, Academy Co-director
This year Professor Claudia Martin actively participated in preparing the report, documentation of good practices on accountability for conflict-related sexual violence: the Sepur Zarco Case in Guatemala, together with Professor Susana SáCouto, Director of the International Crimes Office and Alysson Ford, former Assistant Director of the International Crimes Office, all institutions of the American University Washington College of Law, in collaboration with UN Women.
In addition, within the framework of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, she was moderating the panels "Women in human mobility and gender violence: cases and comparative experiences in the region", the panel "Access to abortion under the standards International Human Rights: Latin American Experiences” and the Jineth Bedoya Case: “Reflections on Press Freedom in Colombia and the Pursuit of Justice Over the Last Decades”.
Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, Academy Co-director
As co-director of the academy, Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón participated as a speaker in the conference "Judicial truth - Extrajudicial elements for the construction of peace", which took place on August 16, 2022. The panel was also integrated by Father Francisco de Roux, President of the Colombian Truth Commission, and Dr. Diego Tarapués, Auxiliary Magistrate of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace of Colombia. The event brought together authorities from several cities in Colombia, as well as various universities in that country, and social and victim organizations. Watch the video here.
He also participated in the Global Forum on Human Rights Education 2022 organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the Friederich Ebert Foundation (FES), and the National Center for Human Rights, of the Republic of Uzbekistan from December 5 to 6, 2022. Together with dignitaries such as Shavkat Mirziyoev, President of Uzbekistan; Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the UN; Volker Turk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; and Federico Villegas, President of the Human Rights Council.
2023 Summer Human RIGHTS pROGRAM - May 29TH to June 16TH, 2023
Announcing the 24th Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law IN-PERSON!
"We are excited to welcome many of you to the program next summer 2023! This intensive three-week program offers a broad spectrum of classes taught by more than 40 world-renowned faculty members."
-- The Academy Team
Registration opens on January 1. Learn more here.