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The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will be held June 1-18, 2004 and is an opportunity for you to take up to seven credits towards your degree. The Academy is a unique bilingual program, the only in the world to offer three weeks of intensive summer courses in English and Spanish taught by world-renowned scholars and activists in the human rights field. If you have any questions about the Academy, please visit our website at http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/hracademy/. Also, feel free to contact us via e-mail at hracademy@wcl.american.edu, by phone at 202-274-4070 or by fax at 202-274-4198.

Lecture: “Rwanda: A Personal Recollection 10 Years after the Genocide” The Academy is hosting a lecture by Dr. Lyal S. Sunga, BA, LLB, LLM, PHD, Associate Professor and Director of the LLM Programme in Human Rights at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, China, and Visiting Professor at the University Centre for International Humanitarian Law in Geneva, Switzerland describing his personal involvement in massacre investigation and recalling the events that led to the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. When: Friday April 2, 2004 12pm-2pm Where: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 402 Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact the Academy at 202-274-4070 or e-mail: hracademy@wcl.american.edu

2004 Summer Academy The Academy is pleased to announce that WCL’s Robert Goldman will again be joining us this summer. Robert Goldman is a Professor of Law, Louis C. James Scholar, and Co-Director of American University, Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. His scholarship focuses primarily on international human rights and humanitarian law. For nearly 30 years, he has followed the development of these still-emerging branches of law, addressing cutting-edge issues as they have appeared. Professor Goldman will be teaching “International Humanitarian Law” which will be a study of international principles and rules regulating the conduct of international and other armed conflicts; the complimentary nature of human rights and humanitarian law in the historical development of restraints in armed conflict; the distinction between rules governing recourse to armed coercion and those governing the conduct of armed hostilities; the protections afforded by the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Protocols to combatants and noncombatants, including civilians, POWs, the wounded and the sick; the role of the International Committee of the Red Cross; and key decisions of international bodies finding criminal responsibility for humanitarian law violations. This is a two credit course the will be taught with Brian Tittemore. It will be held from June 1- 18, 2004. For more details about this class and others offered at the Academy, please visit our website at http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/hracademy/courses.cfm

CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN LAW

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THE RWANDA COMMEMMORATION PROJECT: GENOCIDE IN OUR TIME

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