The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law was established in 1990 to provide scholarship and support for human rights initiatives in the United States and around the world. Located at American University Washington College of Law (WCL), the Center works with students, academicians and practitioners to enhance the understanding and implementation of human rights and humanitarian law domestically, regionally and internationally.
The Center explores emerging intersections in the law and seeks to create new tools and strategies for the creative advancement of international norms. In addition to ongoing work with students, the Center has developed a robust program of over 50 conferences and workshops per year, drawing students, academics, and practitioners from around Washington, D.C. and the world.
The Center also runs a number of grant-funded projects which seek to impact and shape the global conversation around a range of key human rights issues. Core projects include the Anti-Torture Initiative; the Human Rights Brief; the Program on Human Trafficking and Forced Labor; the Program on Human Rights in the United States and its Local Human Rights Lawyering Project; the Program on Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities; the Program on Human Rights Education, and more.
More information about the Center can be found at the Center’s website.
Andra Nicolescu | Assistant Director, ANTI-TORTURE INITIATIVE
Nicky Block | Dean’s Fellow
Charlotte Boylan | Dean’s Fellow
Thomas Martial | Dean’s Fellow
We welcome your questions, comments, and feedback.
For inquiries related to the Anti-Torture program or website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For other information you can contact the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law:
Phone: 202.274.4180Mailing Address: 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20016 Physical Address: 4910 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 16
Washington, District of Columbia 20016