MINELRES: CfA: Human Rights Academy 2008 Specialized Summer Program

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

Specialized Summer Program 

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

American University Washington College of Law
Washington, D.C. - May 26 – June 13, 2008

In its 10th edition, the 2008 program will offer 10 courses in English
and 7 in Spanish on topics related to human rights law and international
humanitarian law. The classes will be taught by world-renowned scholars
and activists in the human rights field. The program offers an
innovative and diverse curriculum tailored to meet the needs of
professionals, practitioners and students specializing in human rights.  

Participants come from over 30 countries, each with a varied background
and differing levels of professional experience as well as law students
from the US and abroad.  Concurrent with the courses, the Academy also
sponsors Human Rights Month which offers participants additional
academic opportunities through conferences, site visits and a human
rights film series.  For additional information, please visit our
website or contact us at hracademy@wcl.american.edu or 202-274-4070.

Courses and faculty include:
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

   Asbjorn Eide, Professor Emeritus, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights,
University of Oslo, Norway 
   Scott Leckie, Executive Director, Center on Housing Rights and
Evictions, Geneva, Switzerland

Election Observation and the Right to Political Participation

   Larry Garber, Executive Director, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC

European Human Rights Law

   Leo Zwaak, Senior Researcher, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights,
Utrecht University, The Netherlands 

Human Rights and Development

   Patrick van Weerelt, Human Rights Adviser, United Nations Development
Program, New York

International Humanitarian Law

   Robert K. Goldman, Professor of Law, American University, Washington
College of Law, Washington, DC

International Justice for Human Rights Violations

   Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director, American Society of
International Law, Washington, DC
   Douglass Cassel, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Civil and
Human Rights, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

Regional Approaches to Human Rights Law: Africa, America, and Asia

   Antonio Cancado Trindade, Former Judge and President of the
Inter-American Human Rights Court
   Christof Heyns, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Law, University of
Pretoria, South Africa
   Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 

Terrorism and Human Rights

   Jordan Paust, Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center,
   Martin Scheinin, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter
Terrorism, United Nations Human Rights System
   Gudmundur Alfredsson, Professor, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human
Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sweden
   Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture 

Women and International Human Rights Law

   Rebecca Cook, Co-Director, International Programme on Reproductive
and Sexual Health Law, University of Toronto, Canada 
   Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Principal Specialist, Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights, OAS
Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
American University
Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8181
Phone: (202) 274-4070
Fax: (202) 274-4198
E-Mail: hracademy@wcl.american.edu
Web: http://www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy/

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