International Human Rights Clinic

Clinic Brings a Human-Rights Focus to Fight Against TB

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
December 29, 2014

Faculty: 
Brian Citro

International Human Rights Clinic -- Significant Achievements

November 20, 2014

The International Human Rights Clinic started in January 2013. The Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States.

Clinic Students Reveal Crime Data Discrepancy

Law School Communications
November 18, 2014

Student members of the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic presented original research at a national summit last month that revealed troubling discrepancies in hate crime reporting. The presentation was part of a clinic project that could eventually give the students a chance to help implement important reforms.

Student members of the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic presented original research at a national summit last month that revealed troubling discrepancies in hate crime reporting. The presentation was part of a clinic project that could eventually give the students a chance to help implement important reforms.

Faculty: 
Brian Citro
Faculty: 
Cynthia Shawamreh

Bettinger-López, "Reframing Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation"

Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States: Reframing Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation

Caroline Bettinger-López is a Visiting Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and Acting Director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

Participating faculty: 
Caroline Bettinger-López

International Human Rights Clinic to Appear Before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Hear Testimony on Domestic Violence in U.S. Monday Oct. 27
Law School
October 23, 2014

Human Rights Groups Demand U.S. Govt. Implement Changes to Domestic Violence Policy in Accordance with IACHR 2011 Decision
 

Read more at: 

The website of our partner clinic, the University of Miami School of Law Human Rights, Clinic)

The complete schedule of the Inter-American Commission's hearings next week can be found here: http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/sessions/docs/Calendario-153-audiencias-en.pdf

Media contact: Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, (305) 281-9856

International Human Rights Clinic Spurs Chicago Domestic Violence Resolution

Law School Communications Office
October 15, 2014

The International Human Rights Clinic worked with City of Chicago attorneys on a resolution (PDF) that was adopted on October 8, recognizing that “domestic violence [i]s a human rights concern” and resolving “that the City is committed to respond

Slate on New International Human Rights Clinic Report on Sex-Selective Abortion Laws

New Study Exposes Sex-Selective Abortion Bans for What They Are: Just Another Way to Restrict Abortion
Emily Bazelon
Slate.com
June 3, 2014

One of the arguments abortion opponents make, in favor of restricting the procedure, is that parents use it to select the sex of their babies. Here’s Trent Franks, Republican of Arizona at a 2011 Congressional hearing, talking about more boy babies being born than girl babies: “What is causing the skewed ratio: abortion.

Laws Prohibiting Sex-Selective Abortion in the United States: Ending Gender Discrimination or Perpetuating Xenophobia?

As part of the anti-abortion movement's legislative campaign, seven states have passed bans on sex-selective abortion and many more are pending, including in Congress. Advocates of the bans argue that they are needed to prevent widespread elimination of female fetuses by Asians in the United States.

Participating faculty: 
Brian Citro