Area of Expertise
International law and legal education, human rights, Inter-American Human Rights System, comparative law, United Nations, regional human rights agreements, Latin American relations
Claudio Grossman, dean of AU’s Washington College of Law since 1995 and Raymond I. Geraldson Scholar for International and Humanitarian Law, is an expert on international law, human rights, and inter-American affairs. Grossman serves as chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture and is a member of the board of the College of the Americas, an organization of colleges and universities in the Western Hemisphere. He served as a member of the Commission for the Control of Interpol's Files from 2005 to 2011. Previously, Grossman was a member and served (twice) as president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, where he was also special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous populations and women's rights, and observer in the case of the 1994 bombing of the Jewish Community Center (AMIA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has participated in numerous on-site visits and election-observing missions in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. He also has worked on international legal issues with the United Nations and the International Human Rights Law Group. He is the author of numerous books and articles on international law, human rights, and the law of international organizations.