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.

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

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

Margaret Huang, "Human Rights at Home: Police Accountability, the Rights of Refugees and Mass Incarceration"

Margaret Huang, Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, joined students for a discussion about Amnesty International USA’s efforts to “bring human rights home,” highlighting current campaigns on police accountability, refugee rights and mass incarceration.

Participating faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores
Student organization presenters: 
Black Law Students Association
Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society

David Moore, "Are International Human Rights U.S. Law?"

With commentary by Professor Tom Ginsburg

Participating faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society
Student organization presenters: 
Federalist Society
Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society
Student organization presenters: 
International Law Society

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open

Date: 
05.05.2015
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

citro@uchicago.edu

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open?

Sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, Environmental Law Society, the Law and Technology Society, and the Human Rights Law Society.

Faculty: 
Brian Citro
Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach
Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"

This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone.

The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and cosponsored by ACS, APALSA, Criminal Law Society, Defenders, Human Rights Law Society, LLSA, LSRJ, LWC, PILS, and SALSA.

Participating faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Participating faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Participating faculty: 
Aziz Huq
Participating faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams
Participating faculty: 
Randolph N. Stone
Student organization presenters: 
American Constitution Society
Student organization presenters: 
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Student organization presenters: 
Black Law Students Association
Student organization presenters: 
Criminal Law Society
Student organization presenters: 
Defenders
Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society
Student organization presenters: 
Law Women's Caucus
Student organization presenters: 
Latino/a Law Students Association
Student organization presenters: 
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
Student organization presenters: 
Public Interest Law Society
Student organization presenters: 
South Asian Law Students Association

Innovating in the Law and Policy in the Developing World

Date: 
01.07.2015
Location: 
Room D

Professors Anup Malani and Tom Ginsburg will discuss their work in law and policy in the developing world in a panel moderated by Frank Schell, lecturer at the Harris School.

Lunch will be provided.

Faculty: 
Anup Malani
Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

Panel: "Guantanamo Redux"

This panel, recorded on May 10th, 2011, and sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the International Human Rights Law Society featured three prominent trial lawyers from Illinois, Florida, and New York involved in the defense of Guantanamo detainees and in numerous other complex criminal cases. 


71:35 minutes (65.55 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
American Constitution Society
Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society
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