Articles in ‘Human Rights’

The Immigration “Rocket Docket”: Understanding the Due Process Implications

August 15, 2014

These days, the news reports are filled with stories of unaccompanied minors and families being rushed through the federal immigration system. The Stanford Immigrants’ Rights Clinic has witnessed, first hand, how the San Francisco Immigration courtrooms are filling up with children facing deportation. Some of them are appearing in front [...]

Cavallaro on Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

James Cavallaro, professor of law and founding director of the Stanford International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, was elected to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights  in June 2013 and in January 2014 he was appointed rapporteur for six countries and for detention centers throughout the Americas.  The new [...]

Criminal Defense Clinic

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

  The fight began, as so many do, in a local nightclub. Two men. Two knives. Two arrests for brandishing a non-firearm weapon. But if Stanford Law students Stephany Reaves, JD ’15, and Jonathan Frank, JD ’15, have their way, there won’t be two convictions. Reaves and Frank are assisting [...]

Inaugural Rubin Family Human Rights Award

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

Stanford Law School welcomed prominent Ethiopian human rights practitioner Seife Ayalew Asfaw to campus as the inaugural recipient of the Rubin Family International Human Rights Award. The new award recognizes young leaders in the international social justice movement by bringing one to Stanford Law School as a practitioner-in-residence for two [...]

Immigrants Behind Bars

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

Michael Kaufman first saw the grim limbo of a federal immigration detention center as a 1L summer intern with the American Civil Liberties Union. 
Detainees at the remote facility he toured in Lancaster, California, had minimal legal and communication resources. Their families could not easily 
visit. Longtime legal residents with [...]

Stanford Law School 
Launches New Human Rights Center

June 5, 2013 | Issue 88

Stanford Law School expanded research 
opportunities for students interested in human rights with the launch in April of the Stanford Human Rights Center. Under the direction of James Cavallaro, professor of law and director of the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic (IHRCRC) of the Mills Legal Clinic of [...]

International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

October 28, 2011 | Issue 85

It’s safe to say that the “global village” envisioned by Marshall McLuhan a half century ago is here—with instantaneous electronic connections between nations, businesses, and individuals readily available at the click of a mouse or touch of a cell phone keypad. As communication between nations has developed, so too has awareness of shared experiences, differences, and human rights.

Inherit Your Rights

October 28, 2011 | Issue 85

Even in this economy, it can be easy to take a $20 bill for granted. ATM machines dispense them like candy and one “Jackson” barely buys you a nice lunch in some cities. But $20 will go a long way at Inherit Your Rights, Jana Hardy’s nascent NGO. It will [...]

The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

October 28, 2011 | Issue 85

In the year 1800, slavery was normal. European countries used international law to authorize and justify the ownership of human beings. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, an estimated 609,000 slaves arrived in the New World. Within a relatively short time span, however, things began to change. In [...]

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

May 31, 2011 | Issue 84

In this profile, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe ’89 (MA ’89) shares her insights on international human rights, democratic movements in the Middle East, the challenges of working in the United Nations, her path to a career as an ambassador, and more.