2017 Congressional Human Rights Summer Series
The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law of the American University Washington College of Law (WCL), in cooperation with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, is hosting a series of briefings this summer for Congressional staff and interns on selected human rights topics.
The first session on the intersection of human rights and humanitarian law with Prof. Bob Goldman, Faculty Director of the War Crimes Research Office and Co-Director of WCL’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, will be held on Tuesday, June 6, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in 2043 Rayburn House Office Building.
The second session on what human rights are and why they matter with Prof. Macarena Sáez, the Director of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, will be held on Tuesday, June 20, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in 2045 Rayburn House Office Building.
The third session on accountability for grave human rights abuses with Prof. Diane Orentlicher, Professor of International Law at American University and expert in war crimes tribunals, will be held on Tuesday, July 11, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in Room HC-8, U.S. Capitol Building.
- Human Rights Bodies Database (United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner)
- Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (American University)
- International Humanitarian Law for the General Public (American Red Cross)
- War Crimes Research Office (American University)