Mandel Clinic

Illinois Appellate Court Overturns Injunction Preventing Release of Police Misconduct Records

July 8, 2016

The trial court's injunction had prevented the release of police misconduct records over four years old. With the injunction overturned, the Chicago Police Department is now obliged to produce data about every police misconduct complaint from 1967 through the present.

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

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Releases Policy Toolkit to Improve Energy Efficiency

Policy Toolkit Seeks to Improve Energy Efficiency
EPIC News
June 23, 2016

Guidebook for regulators provides solutions to unleash energy use data—while protecting privacy and addressing liability and other concerns—to ensure energy-efficiency investments deliver the greatest bang for their buck.

Recent studies have shown that energy-efficiency investments don’t deliver their expected returns largely because these expectations are based on model projections instead of real-life data.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Craig Futterman on the Release of Hundreds of Chicago Police Video and Audio Clips

Chicago Police Union Reacts to IPRA Release of Videos, Audio
Eddie Arruza and Meredith Francis
Chicago Tonight
June 6, 2016

We spoke with Craig Futterman, founder of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project and law professor at the University of Chicago, about what the IPRA file release means for transparency.

We spoke with Craig Futterman, founder of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project and law professor at the University of Chicago, about what the IPRA file release means for transparency.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman: Release of Hundreds of Police Videos Marks Potential 'New Day'

June 3, 2016

From the Associated Press:

Authorities released hundreds of videos Friday that offer startling glimpses into violent encounters involving Chicago police, including the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect speeding toward them in a van and an incident when an officer slammed his night stick against a man's head at a party.

Futterman: Promotion Of Lieutenant With Dozens Of Complaints Raises Questions

May 13, 2016

From WBEZ:

Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson backed the promotion of a lieutenant who had dozens of excessive-force complaints, according to a city record obtained by WBEZ. The promotion put Lt. Glenn Evans in command of one of the city’s 22 police districts.

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

Futterman on Chicago Officals Admitting 'Code of Silence'

City admits ‘code of silence,’ but Rahm may still have to testify
Fran Spielman
Chicago Sun-Times
May 23, 2016

In an about-face, City Hall lawyers acknowledged in federal court Friday that Chicago police observe a “code of silence,” the first time city attorneys have conceded that officers cover up misconduct by fellow cops.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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