Friday, April 1, 2016

The American Society of International Law and Human Rights

Los Angeles native Dr. Jeremy Levitt is the Vice-Chancellor Chair at the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law. Experienced in international law, Dr. Jeremy Levitt maintains membership in the American Society of International Law (ASIL).

Founded in 1906, ASIL was congressionally chartered in 1950 and serves as a nonprofit membership organization with a mission to advance the study and practice of international Law. ASIL encompasses numerous concentrations including the environment, health, science, and technology, human rights, and international crime law.

The study of international human rights law initially experienced growth following the end of World War II. Since then, this burgeoning body of international law has come to cover a wide range of subtopics, including political, economic, and social rights. International human rights law is promoted and administered by numerous institutions established by treaties and conventions. The UN Security Council has also contributed to upholding international law by creating permanent courts such as the International Criminal Court.