Claudio Grossman is Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus, and the Raymond Geraldson Scholar for International and Humanitarian Law at AUWCL. Professor Grossman served as AUWCL Dean from 1995-July 2016, at which time he decided to return to the faculty. He was appointed Dean Emeritus by American University's Board of Trustees in recognition of over two decades of commitment, dedication and distinction. Throughout his academic career, Prof. Grossman has contributed to promoting the rule of law, human rights, and legal education in both international and domestic organizations. Additionally, and as an educator, Prof. Grossman has developed programs in human rights law that have benefitted thousands of students including the Inter-American Moot Court Competition and the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at AUWCL.
Professor Grossman acted as a Commissioner of the OAS' Inter-American Commission on Human Rights from 1993-2001, and its President in 1996-1997 and 2001. During this time, he was appointed as the IACHR's first Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women, and its Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Populations. He served as Chair of the UN Committee on Torture (2008-2015) and was elected to a five-year term on the UN's International Law Commission in 2019. Among many other achievements, Prof. Grossman previously served as member (2003-2015) and chairperson (4 terms, from 2008-2015) of the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT), and in 2013, was elected chair of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies for a one-year term.
His full bio can be read here: https://www.wcl.american.edu/community/faculty/profile/grossman/bio
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