International Human Rights Clinic

John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a nascent doctrine in international human rights law, is heavily contested both as to its meaning and utility.

Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society

John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a nascent doctrine in international human rights law, is heavily contested both as to its meaning and utility.

Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a nascent doctrine in international human rights law, is heavily contested both as to its meaning and utility.

Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society

IHR Clinic Seminar in Chile on "Democracy, Gender Equality and the Constitution" (Spanish Language Report)

President Michelle Bachelet Begins Seminar on Gender and Constitution Organized by UN Women and Ministry of Women and Gender Equity
United Nations in Chile
July 6, 2016

Especialistas internacionales y nacionales se reunieron para compartir experiencias y recomendaciones que contribuyan al fortalecimiento de la igualdad de género en los procesos constituyentes.

Especialistas internacionales y nacionales se reunieron para compartir experiencias y recomendaciones que contribuyan al fortalecimiento de la igualdad de género en los procesos constituyentes.

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores

IHR Clinic Hosts TB & Human Rights Judicial Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

Molly Blondell
International Human Rights Clinic
June 28, 2016

On June 24 and 25 the International Human Rights Clinic, in partnership with KELIN (Kenya), the Stop TB Partnership and the Judicial Training Institute of Kenya, hosted a judicial workshop titled Tuberculosis, Human Rights and the Law in Nairobi, Kenya.

On June 24 and 25 the International Human Rights Clinic, in partnership with KELIN (Kenya), the Stop TB Partnership and the Judicial Training Institute of Kenya, hosted a judicial workshop titled Tuberculosis, Human Rights and the Law in Nairobi, Kenya.

Faculty: 
Brian Citro

IHR Clinic Edits Special Section of Health and Human Rights Journal

Molly Blondell
International Human Rights Clinic
June 28, 2016

Clinical Lecturer in Law Brian Citro, Associate Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, is lead guest editor of a Special Section of the Health and Human Rights Journal on TB and the right to health, and co-author of the section’s Editorial.

Clinical Lecturer in Law Brian Citro, Associate Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, is lead guest editor of a Special Section of the Health and Human Rights Journal on TB and the right to health, and co-author of the section’s 

Faculty: 
Brian Citro

Flores on New Reporting Rules for US Investors in Myanmar: "a step in the wrong direction"

US hikes investment ceiling for Myanmar reporting
Steve Gilmore
Myanmar Times
May 23, 2016

Senior US administration officials said on May 17 that as part of actions to help trade, investment and the new government, the US would raise the reporting threshold for “aggregate new investment” from US$500,000 to $5 million.

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores

International Human Rights Clinic Students' Research Promotes UN Women Database

UN Women’s Constitutional Database Boosts Efforts Towards Women’s Rights
UN Women
May 6, 2016

"It's really important as advocates, and especially as a male advocate that we have these important conversations about what rights all people have, but how the specific context on the ground is disparately impacting women," said Dylan Cowart a law student at the University of Chicago.

On 6 May, professors and students from the University of Chicago Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, the University of Milan, shared their experiences in utilizing UN Women’s revised Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database (GECD) at a symposiu

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores

Engaging the Human Side of Human Rights Work

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
May 2, 2016

International Human Rights Clinic students traveled abroad recently—and their experiences underscored a central piece of human rights advocacy: desk review is only half of the work. The other half is all about understanding people and their experiences.

On her first morning in Zimbabwe last month, Kaitlin Beck, ’17, still jetlagged from her 25-hour journey the day before, walked into a meeting with a prominent women’s rights activist and learned the things her textbooks hadn’t taught her.

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores
Faculty: 
Brian Citro

"Guantanamo Then and Now" with Baher Azmy, Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Date: 
04.05.2016
Location: 
Room F
Contact info (email or phone): 

blondellm@uchicago.edu

Human Rights Law Society, American Civil Liberties Union of Chicago Law, American Constitutional Society, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights and the International Human Rights Clinic present "Guantanamo Then and Now: A 15 Year Struggle to End Indefinite Detention" with Baher Azmy, Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores

Claudia Flores on Human Rights in Myanmar

Helping US Investors Understand the Rights Challenges in Myanmar
Aung Thura
Mizzima
March 19, 2016

The University of Chicago Law School International Human Rights Clinic has been doing a research project on the legal efficacy of the US reporting requirements for US investment in Myanmar.

Efforts are being made to help US companies interested in investing in Myanmar to understand the ongoing challenges in terms of human rights in the country.

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores
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