Tag: Human Rights Clinic

Rights of Transgender Persons in Texas

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 […]

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Austin Police Shootings During Mental Health Calls

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 […]

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Promoting the Development of the Right to Memory

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 […]

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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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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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