The Advocate

July 31, 2013

Chicago human rights advocates are demanding a United Nations investigation into the human rights abuses stemming from the closure of 49 public schools throughout the city.

July 24, 2013

Chicago-based human rights advocates have sent a letter to the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights asking the international body to monitor Chicago’s school closings.

July 23, 2013

Based on media reports, it appears that sexual violence against women is increasing around the world, particularly in India and Egypt. Are the rates increasing or just the reporting of the crimes?  Governments and advocates around the world have been working on eradicating gender-based...

July 18, 2013

There has been an increase in the rate of women’s imprisonment in many countries around the world.  Yet many countries fail to adequately address the unique issues raised when women are deprived of their liberty.  The panelists will discuss the causes of the increase in rates of...

July 18, 2013

Thanks to the hard work of the new International Human Rights Clinic, a Cleveland man no longer has to fear being deported to Jamaica, where he is likely to be tortured and killed. A violent gang that tortured him in 2003, shortly after killing his parents and brother, would likely terrorize him...

July 17, 2013

Maria Woltjen, Director of The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School, will be honored with the Ruth Goldman Award given by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy on Thursday, July 18, at the ACS Legal Legends Luncheon.

July 1, 2013

Maria Woltjen, director of The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights at the Law School, will be honored with the 2013 Ruth Goldman Award on July 18 at the...

June 27, 2013

On April 9, 2013, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law Society presented a panel on local efforts to combat climate change: What can be done uniquely on a local level? What roles do the government, advocacy groups, and private...

June 25, 2013

After a lengthy legal battle in the case of AID v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc., the Supreme Court last week held unconstitutional the “anti-prostitution provision” of the United States Leadership Act of 2003. The Act required that non-governmental organizations in the...

June 18, 2013

Yesterday, in Alleyne v. United States, No. 11-9335, the Supreme Court revolutionized federal sentencing law, overruling prior precedent to hold that the Sixth Amendment requires the facts that set mandatory...