2018 Archive

Promoting the Right to Health of Persons living with HIV/AIDS in Guatemala

In partnership with the Dell Medical School, the Clinic prepared an amicus brief to present to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Case 12.484, Cuscul Pivaral et al., with regard to Guatemala: http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/media_center/PReleases/2016/191.asp. The case involves the State’s international responsibility for violating various rights established in the American Convention, to the detriment of 49 […]

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Out of Order: Houston’s Dangerous Apartment Epidemic

Authors: Heather K. Way and Carol Fraser, The University of Texas School of Law Entrepreneurship and Community Clinic Houston is a city of renters, with more than 420,000 rental housing units and the third highest number of occupied apartments in the country. Many of these apartments, however, are unsafe and deteriorating. Following decades of weak […]

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Bringing Human Rights and Business Principles to Texas

The Clinic evaluated the Texas Bar Rules of Disciplinary Procedure in light of what guidance they provide to attorneys dealing with international human rights issues.  In particular, the Clinic compared and contrasted the Texas Bar Association’s rules with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.  During fall 2017, the Clinic prepared a […]

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Working to help secure safe drinking water

The Clinic is investigating statewide compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, researching common Texas violations, and identifying possible solutions and funding sources.  We are identifying system with long-standing, health-based violations and are developing a guide to help legal aid attorneys work with their clients and local public water systems to clean up unsafe drinking […]

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