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Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman Elected Chair of the Drafting Committee of the International Law Commission

Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman Elected Chair of the Drafting Committee of the International Law Commission

02 May, 2019

Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman was elected by acclamation Chair of the Drafting Committee of the International Law Commission (ILC) on Monday, April 29 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Professor Paul Williams Testifies before House Foreign Affairs Committee

Professor Paul Williams Testifies before House Foreign Affairs Committee

02 May, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30, Professor Paul Williams testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in a hearing on Kosovo Wartime Victims: The Quest for Justice. Williams, a prominent international lawyer with experience designing accountability mechanisms, was asked to address the remedies which have been made available to victims of the Kosovo War of 1999.

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2018-19 Humphrey Fellows' Celebrated at Certificate Ceremony

2018-19 Humphrey Fellows' Celebrated at Certificate Ceremony

30 Apr, 2019

On April 25, the law school celebrated the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows' accomplishments during their annual Certificate Ceremony. The program is coordinated by Professor Padideh Ala’i, director of the International and Comparative Legal Studies Program. American University Washington College of Law is the only law school in the country hosting the Humphrey Fellowship Program, funded by the Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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AUWCL Welcomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet

AUWCL Welcomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet

22 Apr, 2019

On April 11, American University Washington College of Law welcomed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to campus. 

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Prof. Koskenniemi at the 21st Annual Grotius Lecture: Enchanted by the Tools? International Law and Enlightenment

Prof. Koskenniemi at the 21st Annual Grotius Lecture: Enchanted by the Tools? International Law and Enlightenment

15 Apr, 2019

International & Comparative Legal Studies (ICLS) hosted, once again, the 21st Annual Grotius Lecture that also serves as the opening lecture for the Annual Meeting American Society of International Law (ASIL).  The Grotius Lectures were initiated over 20 years ago by AUWCL’s International Legal Studies Program in collaboration with American Society of International Law (ASIL). The Speaker this year was Professor Martti Kokenniemi from University of Helsinki .

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2019 International Legal Education Abroad and LL.M. Administrators Conference

2019 International Legal Education Abroad and LL.M. Administrators Conference

28 Feb, 2019

The International and Comparative Legal Studies’ Abroad Program hosted the 2019 International Legal Education Abroad and LL.M. Administrators Conference: "Affirming the Value of Global Education!" Over 70 speakers and attendees, including faculty and practitioners from 65 institutions around the world discussed the future of international programs, the importance of international LL.M. and study abroad programs.

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International Law Events

May 23 8:00AM-8:00PM Washington College of Law 24th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition May 24 8:00AM-8:00PM Washington College of Law 24th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition May 28 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom A Human Right to Reproductive Health the Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life//El Derecho Humano a la Salud Reproductiva: La Observación General del Comité de Derechos Humanos sobre el Derecho a la Vida May 28 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom A Human Right to Reproductive Health: The Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life May 30 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The Shrinking of Democratic Spaces: Corruption, Criminalization of Protest and Repression// La Contracción de los Espacios Democráticos: Corrupción, Criminalización de la Protesta y Represión June 04 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Justice and the Colombian Peace Process June 06 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The Human Rights Council: Current Challenges June 07 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Elections at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: The Independent Panel of Experts Presents its Final Report on the Candidates June 11 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Fact-finding in the Inter-American System: The Powers of the Commission to Monitor Human Rights Violations in Real Time June 13 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The American Convention on Human Rights: 50 Years After its Adoption September 04 4:00PM-6:00PM Room Y360 International and Abroad Opportunities at WCL Open House
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