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 [...]
Articles in ‘Human Rights’
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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.