Human Rights Law Society

Criminal Law Society presents "Innocent on Death Row" co-spsonsored by the ACLU, Human Rights Law Society, National Lawyers Guild, and Witness to Innocence

Date: 
11.04.2010
Location: 
Law School Room III

Randy Steidl was an average, hard-working guy from a small farming community in southern Illinois. When questioned about the 1986 murders of newlyweds Dyke and Karen Rhoads, Randy assumed the police were questioning many people in the area. He did not know either of the victims but cooperated with the police and gave a corroborated alibi for the night of the murders. It was a sho

Human Rights Law Society General Body meeting

Date: 
10.07.2010
Location: 
Room B

Thursday, October 7
12:15 to 1:15
Human Rights Law Society

1st general body meeting: a chance to get involved for new students, board elections for 1L and 2Ls, a preview of exciting events to come, including planning our Spring Break trip!

Room B
Contact mayaibars@uchicago.edu with any questions.

Human Rights Law Society presents: The International Criminal Court - Whats Next? The 2010 Review Conference of the Rome Statute in Kampala

Date: 
05.13.2010
Location: 
Room I

Human Rights Law Society presents a lunch talk with former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer and Assistant U.S. Attorney T. Marcus Funk on The International Criminal Court - Whats Next? The 2010 Review Conference of the Rome Statute in Kampala

 

Human Rights Law Society presents Wiktor Osiantynski, "Are Human Rights Still Universal?"

Date: 
02.23.2010
Location: 
The Law School, Room II

Please join us on Tuesday for a special lecture:

Are Human Rights Still Universal?

Albie Sachs, "Does the Law Have a Sense of Humor? The 'Laugh It Off' Case'"

Justice Sachs was appointed by President Nelson Mandela to serve on the newly established Constitutional Court, from which he retired this fall. Justice Sachs' career in human rights activism started at the age of seventeen, when as a law student in Cape Town, he took part in the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign.


61:13 minutes (56.06 MB)

International Human Rights Law Society presents "Does the Law Have a Sense of Humor? The 'Laugh It Off' Case" featuring Justice Albie Sachs

Date: 
02.02.2010
Location: 
Room II

Justice Sachs was appointed by President Nelson Mandela to serve on the newly established Constitutional Court, from which he retired this fall. Justice Sachs' career in human rights activism started at the age of seventeen, when as a law student in Cape Town, he took part in the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign.

Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum

Adam Cox and Rosalind Dixon: "Immigration and Human Rights: Prospects and Perils"

This discussion, the inaugural event of the International Human Rights Society, explored the role rights discourse can and should play in advocacy for renewed efforts towards immigration reform under the Obama administration. Adam Cox and Rosalind Dixon are Assistant Professors of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.


53:29 minutes (48.97 MB)
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