WCL Discusses the Conflict in Yemen

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) offered a discussion at American University Washington College of Law (WCL) titled the “Yemen Conflict: Prospects for Accountability and Reconciliation.” Mohammed Alshuwaiter, a LL.M. candidate for International Legal Studies…

Writers Jailed in Turkey for Expression

The Turkish government has engaged in a massive suppression of writers and journalists’ freedom of expression.  Almost 150 writers are currently in prison in Turkey and several more have been jailed for expressing criticism of this government restriction. Under Article…

Russia to Decriminalize Domestic Violence

In Russia, a proposed bill to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence has been circulated a second time through the Russian legislature. More specifically, the pending legislation would consider an assault as an administrative offense rather than criminal offense, if…

Community Voice Project: DC Residents are Heard

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law partnered with American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI) to present the Community Voice Project.  The purpose of this project, as stated…