AUWCL Secures $500,000 State Department Grant to Help Stop Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Central African Republic
The American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) and the Women in International Law Program have been awarded a grant of nearly $500,000 ($496,297 in total) by the U.S. Department of State for their project, “Strengthening Government Ability to Hold Perpetrators Accountable for Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Central African Republic.” The project builds upon the Gender and International Criminal Law Project, including the Gender Jurisprudence Collections (available at www.genderjurisprudence.org), a free online research tool created by the programs. The unique site enables users around the world to research the prosecution of sexual and gender-based crimes committed in the context of conflict and mass repression worldwide. AUWCL’s faculty, staff and students will collaborate with partner organizations in the Central African Republic to create French-language legal research tools and conduct in-country and online training tailored to local needs.
This grant creates opportunities for AUWCL’s students to learn about the complex legal issues that arise in post-conflict settings, such as in the Central African Republic. They will join faculty and staff on the project, working as paid Dean’s Fellows, volunteers, and student researchers in an International Criminal Law and Procedure practicum taught by Susana SaCouto, director of the WCRO.
June 21, 2016
Angie MCarthy ‘13, Program Coordinator for the Women and the Law Program and an AUWCL alumnae, is the recipient of this year’s American University Diversity Award. The Diversity Award is given to a staff member who seeks out, values, and utilizes the knowledge and experiences of a diverse community.
May 6, 2016
Grant awards play a vital role in contributing to innovation in research, teaching, and project development at AUWCL. The law school was recently awarded three grants that will help enable our students and projects continue to pursue their work.
April 8, 2016
On March 30, the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) celebrated its 20th anniversary with a conference titled, “Prosecuting Serious International Crimes: Exploring the Intersections between International and Domestic Justice Efforts.” David Tolbert, president for the International Center for Transitional Justice delivered the keynote speech.