Dean Presides Over 53rd Session of the UN Committee against Torture

Ten Students Participate in the Law School’s Unique UN CAT Project

UN CAT Students and Alumni in Geneva

Beginning Nov. 4, Dean Claudio Grossman, chair of the UN Committee against Torture (UN CAT), is presiding over the Committee's 53rd session in Geneva and serving as country rapporteur for Ukraine and Australia.

With the generous support of the Kovler Foundation, ten students in the law school's UN CAT Project joined him in Geneva, together with UN CAT Project Coordinator Jennifer de Laurentiis, and Professors Susan Bennett and Jenny Roberts.

(Pictured: Students and alumni in Geneva.)

Student participants included: Christopher Keeler '16, Shahrzad Noorbaloochi '16, Rachel Marshall '16, R. Carter Paret '15, Vy Nguyen '15, Morgan Lee '15, James Sellars '15, Melissa Barbee 15, Carolyn Tackett  JD/MA '16, and Katelin Morales '16.

Claudio Grossman with UN High Commission for Human Rights

Founded in 2004, AUWCL's UN CAT Project is a one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunity for upper-level students to deepen their knowledge of international human rights law and experience firsthand the UN CAT proceedings in Geneva, Switzerland.

(Pictured: Dean Grossman with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.)

While in Geneva, Dean Grossman and University Provost Scott Bass joined 40 alumni in Geneva for a dinner at Café du Soleil. Dean Grossman shared updates about programmatic initiatives at the law school and provided an update on the new campus at Tenley.

Learn more about the UN CAT Project at AUWCL.