The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy.


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The Rapoport Center serves as a focal point for critical, interdisciplinary analysis and practice of human rights and social justice.

Farenthold website wins major award

The Rapoport Center has won an Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus for its online exhibition Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold: A Noble Citizen.

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It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Audre Rapoport on April 4th, 2016, at the age of 92. Audre has been and will continue to be an inspiration for much of our work. It is hard for us to imagine a world without Audre and B, whose passionate commitment to justice have had a profound impact on so many people in this world.

A few years ago we put together a small online exhibition on B and Audre, which includes a page dedicated to Audre. We also continue to award the annual Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights, which honors Audre's dedication to the advancement of women in the US and internationally, particularly on issues of reproductive health.

We extend our sympathy to Audre’s family during this time. We will always remember her, and will do our utmost to do justice to her memory.

News

Rapoport Center Receives Award for Sissy Farenthold Online Exhibition
Texas Law News
May 10, 2016
The Rapoport Center has won an Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus for its online exhibition Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold: A Noble Citizen.

Pakistani lawyer advocates for international human rights
Daily Texan
February 2, 2016
While discussing tough human rights concerns, Pakistani lawyer and activist Hina Jilani is passionate and succinct.

Harvard Law professor speaks about human rights, inequality
Daily Texan
October 13, 2015
UT students and professors gathered Monday afternoon for the Inequality and Human Rights seminar to discuss the existence of human rights in the age of inequality.

2015-2016 Human Rights Scholars Announced
Rapoport Center Press Release
October 3, 2015
Three UT law students have been selected as Rapoport Center Human Rights Scholars.

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Interns Selected
Rapoport Center Press Release
September 30, 2015
Three UT undergraduate students will intern with the Rapoport Center during the fall semester.

Rapoport Center Launches Major Five-Year Initiative
Texas Law News
September 10, 2015
The Ford Foundation has awarded the Center an initial two-year, $400,000 grant to jump-start a project to assess the use and potential of human rights law and discourse to address some of the structural causes of inequality.


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