The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

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News Archives


Summer 2011 Fellowships Announced
Rapoport Center Press Release
June 7, 2011
Eight UT law students have been selected by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice as Rapoport Center Summer Fellows.

Negative effects of border fence studied
The Brownsville Herald
March 20, 2011
The U.S.-Mexico federal border fence negatively affects minorities disproportionately, a study recently published by Brownsville university professors found. The Rapoport Center Working Group on Human Rights and the Border Wall contributed to the study.

Human rights, art come together in Chilean film
The Daily Texan
March 8, 2011
Art and human rights converged Monday night at a film screening featuring Chilean political prisoners of the Pinochet dictatorship who looked to the stars as a way to preserve their inner freedom. The screening is the first event by the newly-created Human Rights and the Arts Working Group.

Sex trafficking talk explores global policy
The Daily Texan
February 9, 2011
Local feminist groups filtered transnational sex trafficking through an economic lens at a Tuesday lecture, providing local, national and global frameworks for the issue. The Center for Women's and Gender Studies and the Rapoport Center Research Cluster on Women, Gender, and Human Rights hosted the lecture.

Karen Engle, director of the Rapoport Center, releases new book on indigenous rights and international law
UTLaw Magazine
October 2010
Read an interview with Engle, Cecil D. Redford Professor in Law and director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, about her new book, The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture, Strategy. The book was published in fall 2010 by Duke University Press.

Professor takes expertise overseas with workshop, book
Inside Our Campus
October 2010
After a week of teaching a full load, hosting a guest speaker, and attending numerous meetings with faculty and administrators across campus, University of Texas law professor and Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice director Karen Engle met me at her office in casual clothes, saying she was in need of a "blue jeans" day.

Professor Karen Engle receives Fulbright Specialist Grant
UTLaw Magazine
August 18, 2010
The United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have selected University of Texas School of Law Professor Engle to receive a Fulbright Specialist grant for a project proposed by the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.


Clinical law UT professor Ariel Dulitzky appointed to UN council
The Daily Texan
July 6, 2010
The University announced Monday that a UT clinical law professor has been nominated to join a United Nations group to help ascertain the whereabouts and futures of people unwillingly detained by foreign governments.

Professor Ariel Dulitzky appointed to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
UTLaw Magazine
July 5, 2010
The United Nations Human Rights Council has endorsed the nomination of Ariel Dulitzky, a clinical law professor at the University of Texas School of Law, to a five-person Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.

Opinion: Chile earthquake could deepen inequalities
By Ariel Dulitzky, director of the Human Rights Clinic
The University of Texas: Know
March 4, 2010
Looking at the images of the devastating earthquake in Chile, several questions come to mind.

Law school symposium explores how border walls affect liberties
The Daily Texan
February 26, 2010
Multidisciplinary professors from across the U.S. and around the world joined professors at the UT School of Law in a symposium about the building of walls and their effect on human rights.

The Beginning of a Movement
The University of Texas Feature Story
February 22, 2010
Artists engage in a cross-cultural dialogue through dance in Colombia.

UT to spotlight border walls, human rights
The Statesman
February 18, 2010
Do border walls and other barriers create more conflict than the crises they are meant to contain? What happens when walls, once fortified and relied upon, are torn down? Do the walls around gated communities — from Johannesburg to Los Angeles — function like border walls?

Danzas de la U. de Texas
El Universal
December 19, 2009
A las 5 de esta tarde en la sede del Colegio del Cuerpo (eCdC), en Getsemaní (Calle Larga # 10 –27), se llevarán a cabo dos ensayos abiertos al público de la obra Canción del cuerpo.

New Report Finds that Ecuador Fails to Protect the Land Rights of Afro-Ecuadorian Communities
Rapoport Center Press Release
November 10, 2009
The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice has released a report documenting Ecuador's failures to protect the land rights of rural Afro-Ecuadorians guaranteed by the Ecuadorian constitution and international human rights law.

Activist discusses Congo violence
The Daily Texan
October 28, 2009
Despite peace treaties ending the Second Congo War in 2003, violence and the recruitment of child soldiers for militant groups persist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, said a Congolese human rights activist Monday.

Human Rights Clinic at UT Law releases Abra Pampa report
(Spanish version)
October 28, 2009
Residents of Abra Pampa, Argentina, a poor and largely indigenous mining community near the Bolivian border, suffer dire mining-related health and environmental consequences, says the University of Texas School of Law Human Rights Clinic.

Kristine Huskey on Guantanamo
UT Law News and Events
October 19, 2009
UT law professor and Strauss fellow, Kristine A Huskey, will discuss her book--a memoir about her experiences representing Guantanamo detainees and her unconventional journey to finding her passion for human rights--and the future of Guantanamo and preventative detention. Audio

Sherief Gaber Awarded 2009 Audre Rapoport Prize
Rapoport Center Press Release
October 19, 2009
Sherief Gaber won the 5th Annual Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on the Human Rights of Women, and $1,000, for his article, Verbal Abuse: Anti-Trafficking Rhetoric and Violence Against Women.

Rapoport Center Announces 2009–2010 Human Rights Scholars
Rapoport Center Press Release
October 8, 2009
Students Matthew Dunlap, Melvin Huang, Maka Hutson, and Brandon Hunter were selected by a committee of international law faculty on the basis of their academic credentials, leadership skills, and dedication to human rights work.

Rapoport Center Announces 3rd World AIDS Day Conference
Rapoport Center Press Release
October 6, 2009
This year's conference, entitled "HIV/AIDS: Human Rights, Archives, and Memory," will explore aspects of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic that concern issues of public memory, human rights, documentation, and representation.