Tag: Human Rights Clinic: Cases and Projects

  • Seal of the United Nations
    The Clinic partnered with Equality Texas to support their efforts to secure justice and full equality for transgender and LGBTQIA+ people in Texas. During fall 2023, the Clinic prepared a Joint Allegation Letter demonstrating how laws passed by the Texas Legislature violate several human rights such as equality and non-discrimination, privacy, dignity, freedom of expression, […]
  • Two flags side by side
    For the past two semesters, Clinic students have researched the current UN framework for addressing the relationship between human rights and sports.  The Clinic published a white paper, A New Referee: The Need for a New Special Procedure on Human Rights and Sports, proposing that the UN create a new special procedure focused on sports […]
  • During the spring 2022 semester, the Clinic prepared a brief to request the reopening of the case related to the enforced disappearance of Alicia Irene “Moni” Naymark Gabe. Moni was kidnapped by the security forces of Argentina in November 1976 and never seen again. Her case was submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, […]
  • snapshop of research paper
    2022: Clinic students worked closely with Women Enabled International (WEI) and its partners to conduct a needs assessment for Fiji to identify primary barriers that prevent women and young people with disabilities from accessing sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence (GBV) services. This needs assessment included a desk review of relevant laws, policies, surveys, […]
  • The Human Rights Clinic collaborated with the Austin Community Law Center and Trans Pride Initiative to address the harms that transgender incarcerated people face within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  Texas Family Code 45.103 restricts the ability of incarcerated persons from changing their name. The Clinic sent surveys to 300+ transgender incarcerated persons to […]
  • The Clinic collaborated with the Austin Community Law Clinic in addressing the way with which the Austin Police Department (APD) responds to mental health-related calls for service.  Currently, APD has one of the highest rates in the country of fatal police shootings of people suffering from mental health issues.  This was documented in a September […]
  • The Clinic, together with the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association, developed, at the request of Memoria Abierta, a project to strengthen the work of the inter-American and other human rights systems on the right to memory for serious human rights violations. During 2018, the work focused on the preparation of an annotated […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]