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 [...]
Articles in ‘Human Rights’
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
This article accompanies the “In Focus” story “Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe.” This year’s flowering of democratic movements in the Middle East has been fraught with hope and danger. While most visitors to these countries fled when the mass demonstrations began—certainly when the guns came out—that was when Peter Bouckaert ’97, [...]