Conference on the Future of the Inter-American System of Human Rights

October 15, 2012
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016
Room 603


This is to inform you that on October 15, 2012 a group of prestigious law schools from throughout the Americas together with renowned international law centers from other regions will convene at American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. a conference on the Future of the Inter-American Human Rights System. The conference will examine, inter alia, the important achievements of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and Court of Human Rights since their creation; the real needs of and challenges facing both organs; whether the current reform process within the OAS addresses those needs and challenges; and the potential outcomes that this process might have on the ability of the Commission and Court to effectively protect human rights in the Americas.
A detailed program will be available shortly


Sponsoring Law Schools currently include:

Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina); University of Utrecht (Netherlands); Universidad San Martín de Porres (Peru);
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali (Colombia); Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio (Spain); International Relations Berg Institute; The Sorbonne (Université Paris 1) (France); Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Mexico); Universidad del Rosario (Colombia); University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights (South Africa)

University of Miami School of Law; (United States of America); Universidad Diego Portales (Chile); Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (Chile); Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela); Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru); Fundação Getúlio Vargas Direito GV / São Paulo (Brazil); Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Mexico); Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador); Universidad Católica Boliviana "San Pablo" (Bolivia); American University Washington College of Law (United States of America); Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)






WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)



For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or


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