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Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Mendez was featured panelist at Human Rights Center 25th anniversary celebration

April 12, 2016 – The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law celebrated 25 years by hosting a human rights networking event and a day-long conference, featuring panel discussions on the core issue areas of the Center. Special Rapporteur Juan E. Mendez participated in the panel on enforcing international standards in the fight against torture.  Other participants on the panel included Claudio Grossman, Former Chairperson, UN Committee against Torture, Annie Sovcik, Director, Washington Office, Center for Victims of Torture and Naureen Shah, Director, Security with Human Rights, Amnesty International USA.  The panel was moderated by our own Andra Nicolescu, Assistant Project Director, Anti-Torture Initiative of the AUWCL Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Click here for event highlights, and stay tuned for more photos and video links of the panel discussions.

On Human Rights Day, Find Out What Motivates Human Rights Activists

December 10, 2015 –  On the occasion of ‪#‎HumanRightsDay, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law asked ten inspirational activists, scholars, and human rights defenders, including United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez what motivates them to champion ‪#‎HumanRights. Take a moment to read their reflections and to share what it means to you to‪ #‎ChampionWhatMatters! To find out more, click here.

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