Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law Releases 2020-2021 Annual Report

Sept. 1, 2021

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The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law is thrilled to announce the release of its 2020-2021 Annual Report.  The past year was a year of gratitude and transition as the Center celebrated its 30th Anniversary, saw transitions in its team, and worked with AUWCL leadership to prepare for a return to campus this fall.        

The Annual Report serves to illustrate the Center’s legacy of enriching and influencing global, national, and local conversations on human rights—strengths and experiences that have become more important than ever as we work towards creating meaningful change on the most pressing issues facing our community, nation, and world.  The Annual Report highlights the impactful ways in which Center staff, faculty, and alumni have advanced actionable research, broadened opportunities for education and learning, and proposed solutions to today’s complex human rights issues.  The Annual Report also highlights the incredible opportunities AUWCL students had over the past year to contribute to the development of international norms with projects supporting the Center’s work in anti-torture, the criminalization of homelessness in the U.S., human rights and public finance, and women’s rights.

“I am delighted to share our 2020-2021 Annual Report with the AUWCL community and our friends and partners worldwide,” said Acting Director Melissa del Aguila.  “The Annual Report reflects the impressive combination of scholarly accomplishment, thematic expertise, academic leadership, and commitment to human rights that defines the extraordinary work of the Center’s students, staff, faculty, and alumni.” 

The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law seeks to advance AUWCL’s broader mission by championing a holistic teaching, research, and advocacy agenda that is grounded in service and intellectual curiosity, thereby positioning the Center as a bridge between academia and civil society.  The Center’s vibrant team of faculty, staff, and alumni works to equip and empower the next generation of human rights lawyers, advocates, and scholars with e approaches, tools, and ideas needed to address today’s complex and multi-faceted human rights challenges.

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