Colombian law professors visit UF Law to discuss CGR project on human rights
Two Colombian law professors visited UF Law on Feb. 18-19 as part of the Center for Governmental Responsibility’s project on “Building Human Rights Capacity in the Colombian Caribbean,” a three-year project based on capacity-building for law schools in relation to the human rights curriculum. The project includes service to their communities through clinics and outreach programs; sustainability in identifying and meeting human rights needs; and information exchange and joint research on human rights topics.
Veronica Torres, director of El Consultorio Juridico at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, and Elvia Serrano, director of the law program at Universidad del Magdalena in Santa Marta, Colombia, visited UF Law to learn about UF’s various programs and activities and to discuss ways we can enhance their human rights curriculum. UF law is working with UF’s Center for Latin American Studies and College of Education on this project.
UF will receive funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development through Higher Education for Development (HED) to support this project. The U.S. Agency for International Development administers the U.S. foreign assistance program providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.usaid.gov. HED mobilizes the expertise and resources of the higher education community to address global development challenges. Higher Education for Development (HED) works closely with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is founded by the nation’s six major higher education associations to support the involvement of higher education in development issues worldwide. For more, visit www.hedprogram.org.