MINELRES: CfA: 2005 Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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Thu Dec 16 16:02:02 2004

Original sender: Human Rights Academy <hracademy@wcl.american.edu>


MAY 31- JUNE 17, 2005

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is accepting
applications through May 6, 2005 to participate in the 2005 summer
program. Following is information about program and courses. Further
details and applications are available on our web site at

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is the only intensive,
three week program in the world to offer human rights courses in both
English and Spanish.  The next Academy will take place May 31-June 17,
2005.  Every year the Academy hosts over 25 visiting world-renowned
scholars and activists who teach courses on topics including regional
human rights approaches; the United Nations; international criminal
tribunal; economic, social and cultural rights; women’s rights;
terrorism and human rights; international humanitarian law; and much
more.  As a Graduate Certificate Program, the program is open to
lawyers, professionals in the human rights field, and law students, who
can earn up to seven credits toward their degree.  For more information
on the Academy, including the annual Human Rights Award competition and
Human Rights Month, please visit our website at
http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/hracademy/, e-mail us at
hracademy@wcl.american.edu, or call us at 202-274-4070.

This year’s courses include the following:

- Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Philip Alston, Professor of Law,
New York University School of Law (1 credit)
- European Human Rights Law, Leo Zwaak, University Lecturer, Utrecht
University, The Netherlands   (2 credits)
- Human Rights Advocacy, Reed Brody, Special Counsel for Prosecutions,
Human Rights Watch (1 credit)
- International Humanitarian Law, Robert K. Goldman, Professor of Law,
American University, Washington College of Law, and Brian Tittemore,
Human Rights Principal Specialist, Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights, OAS (2 credits)
- International Justice and Domestic Accountability for Human Rights
Violations,  Cherif Bassiouni, President, International Human Rights Law
Institute, DePaul University, and Sandra Coliver, Executive Director,
The Center for Justice and Accountability (2 credits)
- Regional Approaches to Human Rights Law: Africa, America, and Asia,
Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Human Rights Principal Specialist, Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights, OAS, Christof Heyns, Director and Professor
of Human Rights Law, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria,
and Lyal Sunga, Director, LLM Program in Human Rights, University of
Hong Kong Faculty of Law, China (2 credits)
- Teaching Human Rights: Design and Methods in Law School Clinics,
Richard Wilson, Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Programs, and
founding director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at
American University (1 credit)
- Terrorism and Human Rights, Elisa Massimino, Director, Washington,
D.C. Office, Human Rights First (1 credit) 
- United Nations Human Rights System, Gudmundur Alfredsson, Director of
the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of
the University of Lund, Sweden and former staff member of the UN Centre
for Human Rights, Geneva (1 credit)
- Women and International Human Rights Law, Rebecca Cook, Professor and
Faculty Chair in International Human Rights, University of Toronto
Faculty of Law, Canada (2 credits)

- Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights Standards 
a) Political Dimension, Michael Shifter, Vice President for Policy,
Inter-American Dialogue 
b) Legislative and Administrative Implementation, Santiago Cantón,
Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and
Ariel Dulitzky, Human Rights Specialist, OAS 
c) Judicial Implementation, Rodrigo Uprimny, Professor at the
Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Former Adjunct Magistrate of the
Consitutional Court of Colombia 
- Impunity and International Justice,  Baltasar Garzón Real, Magistrate
Judge, Juzgado Central de Instruccion Num. 5 Audencia Nacional, Spain,
José Antonio Guevara, Coordinator Human Rights Program, Universidad
Iberoamericana  and Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean of
the Coalition for the International Criminal Court; and  Federico Andreu
Guzmán, Senior Legal Advisor, International Commission of Jurists,
Geneva, Switzerland   
- Inter-American Human Rights Law 
a)      The Role of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights,
Claudio Grossman, Dean and Professor, American University, Washington
College of Law, and Claudia Martin and Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón,
Co-Directors of the Academy and Visiting Professors, American
University, Washington College of Law 
b)      The Role of the Inter-American Human Rights Court, Antonio
Cançado Trindade, Ex-President of the Inter-American Human Rights Court 
- International Humanitarian Law, Alejandro Valencia Villa, Advisor,
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in
- Litigation and Activism in Human Rights,  Víctor Abramovich, Executive
Director, Center for Legal and Social Studies and Adjunct Professor,
University of Buenos Aires, School of Law; and Felipe González,
Professor of Law, University Diego Portales, Chile
- United Nations Human Rights System, Fernando Mariño Menéndez,
Professor of Public International Law, University Carlos III de Madrid
and Carlos Villán Duran, Human Rights Officer, United Nations Office of
the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Classes Begin:                  May 31, 2005
Classes End:                    June 17, 2005
Exams for candidates applying  
for academic credit*:           June 20 & 21, 2005

Certificate of Attendance                                       
One (1) course          $1,050                          
Two (2) courses         $1,700                          
Three (3) courses       $2,200
Four (4) courses        $2,600

Academic Credit
Tuition Per Credit      $1,131
Student Activity Fee    $25 (one-time fee) 

Non-refundable $55 dollar application fee 

Please note that because visa issuance may take up to 6 months,
participants should contact the U.S. consulate in their home countries
as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at:

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Prof. Claudia Martin and Prof. Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW  
Washington, DC  20016-8181
Tel: (202) 274-4070
Fax: (202) 274-4198
Email: hracademy@wcl.american.edu
*Professors may give a take home exam or paper instead of offering an
in-class exam on one of these two dates.