International Human Rights Clinic

2017 Kirschner Lecture with Commentary by Claudia Flores

2017 Kirschner Lecture with David Cole
UChicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights
June 23, 2017

David Cole, National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, gave the 2017 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture at the University of Chicago on June 1, 2017. Claudia Flores, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, gave closing remarks. 

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores

Building Trust Abroad: A Student's Experience in Kenya

Nabihah Maqbool, ’18
Law School Communications
June 6, 2017

When registering this fall for the International Human Rights Clinic with Professor Claudia Flores, the clinic’s director, and Brian Citro, the associate director, I was excited to work on a project with the United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights researching how women were affected by and incorporated into programs addressing violent extremism.

View from the Ground: What Students in the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic Learn Abroad

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
June 6, 2017

In Tunisia over spring break, Vera Iwankiw, ’17, learned some of what the Internet couldn’t tell her about violent extremism and human rights.

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores
Faculty: 
Brian Citro

Shelbi Smith, '18: "The Day the United States was a No-Show at a Human Rights Hearing"

The Day the United States was a No-Show at a Human Rights Hearing
Shelbi Smith, '18
Huffington Post
May 1, 2017

On March 21, I traveled with a fellow student and faculty of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago to Washington D.C.

Allison Hugi, '18: "Protecting Unsympathetic Defendants, from the United States to Pakistan"

Protecting Unsympathetic Defendants, from the United States to Pakistan
Allison Hugi, '18
Huffington Post
April 17, 2017

Following a brutal gang rape in New Delhi in 2012, there were calls in India to punish rape with a mandatory death sentence, starting with the perpetrators of that crime (one of whom was seventeen year

Judge of High Court of Botswana Promotes IHR Clinic Work in Letter to Editor

Letter to the Editor: Human Rights, TB, Legislation and Jurisprudence
O. B. K. Dingake
Health and Human Rights Journal
April 12, 2017

People with tuberculosis (TB) experience infringements of their human rights on a daily basis. In far too many cases, they lack access to effective testing and treatment, face discrimination in employment and health care settings, and are unnecessarily detained and isolated against their will.

Faculty: 
Brian Citro

Democratic Backsliding in the United States and Hungary with Professor Aziz Huq and Professor András László Pap

Date: 
04.25.2017
Location: 
Room D
Contact info (email or phone): 

blondellm@uchicago.edu

Professors Aziz Huq and András László Pap compare the socio-legal context of illiberal populism in the United States and Hungary, the first self-identified “illiberal democracy” in the European Union. “New populism” centers around a domestic cold war that demonizes political opponents and embraces the ideology and “Zeitgeist” of disenchantment.

Human Rights and State Attorneys General: The View from Illinois

Date: 
04.05.2017
Location: 
Room II
Contact info (email or phone): 

blondellm@uchicago.edu

Now in her fourth term as the chief legal officer for the State of Illinois, Attorney General Lisa Madigan will discuss her role in civil rights issues in the United States that serve as a reminder that human rights are not a concept reserved to foreign affairs.

IHR Clinic, with ACLU and Other Groups, Ask for Emergency Hearing on the Muslim Ban from International Human Rights Body

February 10, 2017

The International Human Rights Clinic, the ACLU, and more than 40 other organizations jointly sent a letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights regarding President Trump’s immigration executive order.

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