Tag: Projects Centered on a Particular Nation

  • The Human Rights Clinic partnered with the Public Interest Clinic at University of Palermo Law School to advocate on behalf of prison guards who want to form a union in the province of Córdoba.  Such guards have petitioned the Inter-American Commission about their grievances. During the spring semester of 2016 Clinic students traveled to Washington DC to appear […]
  • Since 2007, at least fourteen inmates incarcerated in various TDCJ facilities across the state of Texas have died from extreme heat exposure while imprisoned. TDCJ inmates and many TDCJ personnel are exposed to dangerously high heat levels on a regular basis. This practice violates individuals’ human rights, particularly the rights to health, life, physical integrity, […]
  • The Clinic, in partnership with the Domestic Violence Clinic, the Legislative Lawyering Clinic and the Austin/Travis County Family Violence Task Force, is promoting the adoption of City of Austin Council and Travis County Resolutions on Freedom from Domestic Violence as a Human Right. On April 8, 2014 the Travis County Commission and on April 17, […]
  • Metal Huasi, a Foundry/Smelter company, operated in the town of Abra Pampa, Jujuy, in Northern Argentina, from the 1950s until 1986. There were three areas within the town where the smelting plant’s waste was deposited. Because of that, there are high levels of contamination and lead in the blood of Abra Pampa’s residents, particularly the […]
  • As part of the working group on Human Rights and the Border Wall, students wrote a memoexploring possible areas for human rights advocacy in front of the Inter-American Commissionon behalf of a coalition of border residents opposed to the construction of the wall between theU.S. and Mexico. In June 2008, the UT Working Group published […]
  • The HRC worked with the Open Society Justice Initiative conducting legal research on the balance between the right to access to information on human rights abuses, the right to privacy, and the presumption of innocence.
  • The Clinic, in collaboration with the National Security Clinic, challenged the detention of Mr. Obaidullah, who is detained in Guantanamo. The Clinic researched and prepared a brief which was submitted to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.  Two students who worked on the petition travelled to Geneva to file the brief.  On June 12, […]
  • The Clinic is participating with a network of universities throughout the Americas studying the implementation of the Inter-American Commission’s decisions.  The Clinic students conducted an analysis to determine how decisions of the Inter-American Commission are implemented in the United States. A preliminary report was presented at a conference in Bogota, Colombia.
  • The Human Rights Clinic submitted an amicus brief in the case of Teodoro Cabrera García and Rodolfo Montiel Flores vs. the United Mexican States.  Cabrera García and Montiel Flores were environmental defenders who were detained by the Mexican military.  The brief argued that their rights under the American Convention on Human Rights had been violated […]