International Human Rights Clinic

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 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 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 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 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 Flores

Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, "How the Inter-American Commission Responds to Human Rights Challenges in the Americas"

Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, Executive Secretary of the IACHR, joined students for a discussion about the IACHR’s role in promoting and protecting human rights in the Americas, highlighting recent hearings and investigations. The discourse was introduced and moderated by Professor Claudia Flores, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

Participating faculty: 
Claudia Flores

Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, "How the Inter-American Commission Responds to Human Rights Challenges in the Americas"

A discussion about the IACHR’s role in promoting and protecting human rights in the Americas, highlighting recent hearings and investigations.

Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, Executive Secretary of the IACHR, joined students for a discussion about the IACHR’s role in promoting and protecting human rights in the Americas, highlighting recent hearings and investigations. The discourse was introduced and moderated by Professor Claudia Flores, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society
Student organization presenters: 
Latino/a Law Students Association

How the Inter-American Commission Responds to Human Rights Challenges in the Americas with Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria and Claudia Flores

Date: 
02.15.2016
Location: 
Room D
Contact info (email or phone): 

blondellm@uchicago.edu

Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, Executive Secretary of the IACHR, will join students for a discussion about the IACHR’s role in promoting and protecting human rights in the Americas, highlighting recent hearings and investigations. The discourse will be introduced and moderated by Professor Claudia Flores, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

Faculty: 
Claudia Flores

Civility, Free Speech, and the Learning Environment

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
January 26, 2016

In an honest discussion that highlighted the value of both compassionate and vigorous discourse, four members of the Law School faculty advanced a national conversation that has been widely cast as a tussle between the right to free speech on university campuses and the need to bolster efforts toward diversity and inclusion—and they began by questioning whether those goals are really at odds.

In an honest discussion that highlighted the value of both compassionate and vigorous discourse, four members of the Law School faculty advanced a national conversation that has been widely cast as a tussle between the right to free speech on university campuses and the need to bolster efforts toward diversity and inclusion—and they began by questioning whether those goals are really at odds.

Faculty: 
David A. Strauss
Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Faculty: 
Claudia Flores
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