Institutional and Strategic Partners

Africa Legal Aid

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) is a Pan African NGO devoted to promoting and protecting individual and collective rights throughout Africa and to challenging the impunity of gross human rights violators. AFLA provides leadership and support to key institutions and organizations working for respect and recognition of human rights and international justice. Its key programs and initiatives include the Gender Justice Campaign, African Human Rights System, International Criminal Justice, and South-North Dialogue: A Policy Agenda for International Justice. [More]

American Branch of the International Law Association

Established in 1873, the International Law Association is the preeminent international non-governmental organization involved in developing and restating international law. The American Branch is one of 60 national branches of the International Law Association.  It affords U.S. legal academics and practitioners the opportunity to help prepare draft treaties or studies in collaboration with leading international lawyers and international law academics from around the world. The annual International Law Weekend, held each October in New York City, provides significant opportunities for attendees to learn from and meet top international lawyers from private practice, academia, the government, nongovernmental organizations, the United Nations, and other international organizations. [More]

American Society of International Law


The mission of the American Society of International Law is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.  The Society's 4,000 members from nearly 100 nations include attorneys, academics, corporate counsel, judges, representatives of governments and nongovernmental organizations, international civil servants, students and others interested in international law.

ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. ASIL holds Category II Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. The Society is headquartered at Tillar House in Washington, D.C. [More]

The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C.  Its mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:  strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security, and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous, and cooperative international system.  [More]

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

The  Foundation bears the name and pays tribute to the memory of the second Secretary General of the United Nations by searching for and examining workable alternatives for a democratic, socially and economically just, ecologically sustainable, peaceful and secure world in which human rights are genuinely respected.  The activities of the Foundation focus on United Nations-related issues and aim at building capacity on development, security, human rights and democracy by making possible the meeting of minds. [More]

The Enough! Project

As a Washington, D.C., based NGO, Enough works with concerned citizens, advocates, and policy makers to prevent, mitigate, and resolve crises of genocide and crimes against humanity.  Enough was conceived in 2006 by a small group of concerned policymakers and activists who wanted to transform their frustration about inaction into pragmatic solutions and hope. Co-founded by Africa experts Gayle Smith and John Prendergast, Enough launched in early 2007 as a project of the Center for American Progress.  As part of its strategy to end genocide and crimes against humanity, Enough conducts intensive field research in countries plagued by genocide and crimes against humanity, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to help empower citizens and groups working for change.  The Enough! Project is a key partner to the Harris Institute’s International Humanitarian Law Program. [More

Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Leiden University, The Netherlands

The Groitus Centre for International Legal Studies is a centre of Leiden University dedicated to research, teaching, and training in public international law.  The Centre has activities in Leiden as well as in The Hague.  In The Hague, as part of the Campus Den Haag, the Centre is in close proximity to important international institutions, such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).  The Grotius Centre offers a wide variety of courses and programs for students and professionals, including two LL.M. programmes in Public International Law, many international law classes in its Bachelor’s program, the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, summer schools, lectures, seminars and insightful annual conferences. [More]

International Association of Penal Law

(American National Section)


The International Association of Penal Law (AIDP) is the oldest global organization bringing together specialists in criminal law and one of the oldest scientific societies in the world. The AIDP was founded in Paris on March 14, 1924. It emerged from a re-organization of the International Union of Penal Law (UIDP), founded in Vienna in 1889 by three prominent criminal lawyers: Franz von Liszt, Gerard van Hamel, and Adolphe Prins. The AIDP has been recognized as a leader in the following fields: 1) codification of criminal law and public policy on issues of criminal law; 2) comparative criminal law 3) international criminal law (especially international criminal justice) and 4) human rights in the administration of criminal justice.  The AIDP has played a very important role in the establishment of a permanent International Criminal Court. [More]

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) was founded in November 1970, and since January 1988 it has been an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.  The aim of the Institute is to stimulate research in the humanities and social sciences and to promote interdisciplinary co-operation in an international setting.  NIAS awards annual fellowships to carefully selected foreign and domestic scholars. Fellowships cover a full academic year of ten months (September-June), one semester of five months (September-January; February-June), or a fixed three-month period.  Fellows carry out their research either as individuals or as part of a research theme group.  [More]

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less able to undertake. The Center focuses on under-reported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting and creating platforms that reach broad and diverse audiences.  The Center's educational programs provide students with fresh information on global issues, help them think critically about the creation and dissemination of news, and inspire them to become active consumers and producers of information. [More]

Robert H. Jackson Center 

The Jackson Center is the global source of information on the life, words, work and legacy of Robert H. Jackson. The Jackson Center, through its comprehensive, ever-developing digital archive, makes available primary documents, film, audio, photographs and other resources on Jackson, the legal profession, the Franklin Roosevelt Administration, the Supreme Court of the United States, constitutional law and international law.   [More]

 Washington University Law • Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute
Leila N. Sadat, James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute 

 and Director of the Harris World Law Institute
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