2018 Archive

Fortalecimiento de las medidas cautelares de la CIDH / Strengthening the IACHR’s Precautionary Measures

Las medidas cautelares son el mecanismo que utiliza la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en situaciones de gravedad y urgencia, por medio del cual la CIDH solicita a un Estado adoptar medidas con el propósito de prevenir daños irreparables a personas.  La Clínica como parte de la Coalición Internacional de Organizaciones por los Derechos Humanos […]

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Denial of the Whereabouts of Detainees as a Method of Enforced Disappearance in Venezuela

La negación del paradero de personas detenidas como práctica de desaparición forzada en Venezuela En Venezuela han aumentado las desapariciones forzadas e involuntarias como una práctica del Estado que no informa sobre el paradero de personas detenidas, ya sea por períodos cortos, largos, o durante traslados posteriores a la detención oficial. El Centro de Derechos […]

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Kid Lawyers

Law students at the Children’s Rights Clinic are advocating on behalf of our society’s most vulnerable. By Nabeeha Chaudhary Originally published in the Texas Health Journal At the heart of the Children’s Rights Clinic (CRC) are two complementary missions. One is to serve children whose parents are being investigated for abuse or neglect by Child […]

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Thales Smith

If you are interested in understanding how environmental statutes affect the people of Texas and gaining experience with administrative law, take the Environmental Clinic. If you do, you may find, as I have, that you have become an expert on a particular corner of the law that has a profound impact on people’s lives.

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Securing Safe Drinking Water for Texas

The majority of public water systems in Texas are in compliance with contaminant standards and reporting requirements. However, hundreds of public water systems are supplying their customers with water containing unsafe levels of contaminants and have been for years. These systems are frequently, though not always, small systems in rural areas of the state. This […]

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Uprooted: Residential Displacement in Austin’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods and What Can Be Done About It

New report from UT identifies Austin’s gentrifying neighborhoods and strategies for addressing the displacement of residents A new report by UT researchers identifies a wave of gentrification sweeping through Austin neighborhoods, displacing low-income African-American and Hispanic renters. The report, Uprooted: Residential Displacement in Austin’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods and What Can Be Done About It, is authored […]

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