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Guatemalan Constitutional Court Cites AUWCL Students' Amicus Brief in Decision to Eliminate Death Penalty

Guatemalan Constitutional Court Cites AUWCL Students' Amicus Brief in Decision to Eliminate Death Penalty

03 Nov, 2017

This past spring, AUWCL students Aythnis Rivera LL.M. '17 and Tatiana Devia '18 submitted an amicus brief that was recently cited by the Guatemalan Constitutional Court in support of its decision to eliminate the death penalty. This was the first time that the Constitutional Court referred to a specific amicus brief in its decision. 

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Roundtable Discussion Convened Experts to Discuss the Protection of Human Rights in Counter-Terrorism

Roundtable Discussion Convened Experts to Discuss the Protection of Human Rights in Counter-Terrorism

18 Oct, 2017

On Wednesday October 18th, AUWCL’s Center on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, together with the Academy on Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, convened jointly with the International Commission of Jurists a roundtable discussion on ongoing human rights violations in connection with renditions and associated practices by the US and other countries.

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AUWCL Hosts XIII Annual Symposium on International Trade

AUWCL Hosts XIII Annual Symposium on International Trade

17 Oct, 2017

On October 17, 2017 American University Washington College of Law hosted the XIII Annual Symposium on International Trade co-sponsored by the Brazilian International Trade Scholars Inc. – ABCI Institute. The Symposium gathered ambassadors and government officials from Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and the European Union, trade scholars, law practitioners, and economic analysts to address a series of questions raised by the United States Administration’s new mindset with respect to trade policy. 

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DACA Teach-In Provides Update on Immigration Policy

DACA Teach-In Provides Update on Immigration Policy

13 Sep, 2017

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, American University Washington College of Law hosted a “Rapid Response DACA Teach-In,” symposium where our faculty experts addressed the Administration’s decision to cancel the DACA program.

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Professor Nicola Releases Book on European Union Law

Professor Nicola Releases Book on European Union Law

06 Sep, 2017

Professor Fernanda Nicola, an expert in comparative law and European Union law, has collaborated with Bill Davies, a European historian with the AU School of Public Affairs, to publish a groundbreaking analysis of the rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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Dean Emeritus Grossman Opens Annual Course of Inter-American Institute of Human Rights

Dean Emeritus Grossman Opens Annual Course of Inter-American Institute of Human Rights

25 Aug, 2017

Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman opened the Annual Course of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica. The President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solis joined in the opening ceremony, which was attended by 200 participants in the course, including academics, journalists, diplomats, civil servants, and members of non-governmental organizations.

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