MINELRES: Academy on Human Rights: Three-Week Summer Program in Washington, D.C., June 1-18 2004

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Mon May 10 08:25:08 2004

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JUNE 1-18 2004
The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is accepting
applications through May 14, 2004 to participate in the 2004 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 program in
the world in English and Spanish that offers three weeks of intensive
summer courses with world-renowned scholars and activists in the human
rights field.  The Academy is an innovative and diverse program tailored
to meet the needs of counselors in international organizations,
government agency workers, international relief agency workers,
policymakers, NGO representatives, academics and students specializing
in human rights.  Each year, the Academy offers intensive, specialized
courses on regional human rights law, universal human rights law,
international humanitarian law, as well as other thematic courses.  In
addition to classes, the Academy offers panel discussions, on-site
visits to national and international institutions in Washington DC,
conferences by distinguished lecturers and human rights practitioners,
and a film festival. 

In 2004, the Academy will be joined by distinguished professionals and
human rights experts, who will teach the following courses:

- European Human Rights Law, Leo Zwaak, University Lecturer, Utrecht
University, The Netherlands. (2 credits)
- Women and International Human Rights Law, Kelly Askin, Director,
International Criminal Justice Institute. (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 David Kinley, Professor of International Law and founding Director
of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Melbourne's Monash
University. (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)
- Human Rights Advocacy, Reed Brody, Special Counsel for Prosecutions,
Human Rights Watch. (1 credit)
- Terrorism and Human Rights, Tom Farer, Professor and Dean, Graduate
School of International Studies, University of Denver, and former
President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. (1 credit)
- Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Asbjørn Eide, Former Director
and present Senior Fellow of the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights,
University of Oslo, Norway. (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)
- 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)
- Teaching Human Rights: Design and Methods in Law School Clinics,
Richard Wilson, Professor of Law and Director of the International Human
Rights Law Clinic at American University. (1 credit)

* English courses can be completed for academic credit or for a
Certificate of Attendance.

- 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, 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
- United Nations Human Rights System, Diego García Sayán, Former
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Perú and member of the Assembly of the
Andean Commission of Jurists and Fernando Mariño Menéndez, Professor of
Public International Law, University Carlos III de Madrid.
- 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. 
- Impunity and International Justice,  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.   
- The Right to Freedom of Expression, Santiago Cantón, Executive
Secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights; and Eduardo
Bertoni, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the
Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, Professor of Criminal Law,
and Institute of Human Rights Scholarship Recipient, Columbia University
School of Law.


Registration Ends:              May 14, 2004
Classes Begin:                  June 1, 2004
Classes End:                    June 18, 2004
Exams for candidates applying  
for academic credit:            June 21 & 22, 2004


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      $1,067
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.

For inquiries and requests for applications, please contact us at:
American University Washington College of Law
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

Washington College of Law, American University
Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), University of Utrecht, The