2009 Archive

Ghana: Communities Affected by Mining in the Tarkwa Region

The Human Rights Clinic documented the effects of gold mining on Ghanaians living in the Tarkwa area in the Western Region of Ghana. The Clinic went to Ghana in October of 2009, partnering with Center for Public Interest Law at UT and the Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM) in Ghana to survey […]

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Kenya: Pre-trial Detention and Right to Health

The Clinic developed a litigation strategy to address the health situation of people in pre-trial detention in Kenya. Working with the Justice Initiative of Open Society, Clinic students researched factual and legal issues and possible venues to challenge the human rights abuses in detention facilities.

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Panama: Addressing Racial Profiling

The Clinic, in partnership with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Panama and the Defensoría del Pueblo (Ombudsperson) conducted research and document the situation of racial profiling in Panama. The Clinic wrote a memo to our partners in Panama outlining the factual situation in the country and also providing with international legal standards dealing […]

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Right to Food in Yemen

Clinic students prepared a report on legal, institutional, and factual issues related to the right to food, in particular how policies and programs provided by the State secure or hamper this right. The report will be presented to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, the Yemen Government, NGOs, and other inter-governmental organizations.

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Regional: Choosing a forum for the Protection of Women’s Rights

Clinic students collaborated with the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW AP) in the production of a manual intended to help women’s rights advocacy groups choose the most effective international forum to bring their claims. The student researched the case law of various UN bodies as well as the Inter-American, European, and African […]

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Cambodia: Collective Reparations

The Clinic worked with the International Center of Transitional Justice (ICTJ) to compose a series of memoranda to address the experiences of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to secure collective reparations for human rights abuses. The ICTJ used the memoranda in its work with the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC) to […]

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