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IWHR Submissions to the United Nations Highlight Human Rights Violations in the United States

March 5, 2013

The International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic calls on the United Nations Human Rights Committee to take up urgent human rights issues in the United States in its upcoming review of the U.S.

IWHR Brief in Atala Case Cited by IntLawGrrls

July 16, 2012

A recent IntLawGrrls blog post focuses on the impact of the Karen Atala case that was decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the spring.

CUNY Law Review Symposium: Rhonda Copelon’s Legacy and the Future of International Women’s Human Rights

May 8, 2012

On March 30, 2012, a packed auditorium of human rights advocates, lawyers, students, and others gathered at the CUNY Graduate Center for the CUNY Law Review Symposium, “Looking Forward: Rhonda Copelon’s Legacy in Action and the Future of International Women’s Human Rights Law.”

Brief from IWHR Students and Advocates Leads to Precedent-Setting Decision

April 3, 2012

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has found that the government of Chile violated the rights of Karen Atala, a lesbian mother, when it stripped her of custody of her daughters because of their “unique family.” The ruling affirms

IWHR Students Testify to UN on Human Rights in Guatemala

March 26, 2012

On March 20, the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic presented oral testimony to the U.N. Human Rights Committee about human rights abuses in Guatemala.

New IWHR Clinic Reports Focus on Haiti, the Philippines, and Guatemala

January 13, 2012

The International Women’s Human Rights Clinic and the Center for Reproductive Rights jointly submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on issues related to the status of women’s reproductive rights in the Philippines

IWHR Clinic Weighs in on International Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

September 9, 2011

The Inter-American Court on Human Rights recently heard the case of Karen Atala Riffo, a lesbian mother and judge who was stripped of custody of her two daughters by the Supreme Court of Chile in 2003 because of her sexual orientation.

Prof. Lisa Davis to Testify Before The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

March 23, 2011

CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Lisa Davis, who teaches in the Law School’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHR), will testify before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on March 25th in Washington, D.C. Davis,

IWHR Students Return From Guatemala: Report to go to UN Human Rights Committee

March 17, 2011

Guatemala City – Students from the International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic at CUNY School of Law, in collaboration with the New York-based women’s rights organization MADRE, just returned from Guatemala where they

IWHR Students at Fordham Disaster Relief Round-table

February 25, 2011

On February 11, 2011, students of the International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law attended a round-table discussion at Fordham University School of Law hosted by the Fordham Disaster Relief

Inter-American Commission Issues Unprecedented Recommendation to End Sexual Violence of Displaced Women, Based on IWHR Petition

January 20, 2011

On December 22, 2010, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued an unprecedented decision, granting a legal request submitted by the IWHR Clinic and partner attorneys, requesting

IWHR Co-Author One Year Report from Haiti Investigations

January 10, 2011

The report, entitled Our Bodies Are Still Trembling: Haitian Women Continue to Fight Against Rape, published one year after an on-the-ground investigation

IWHR Clinic Recommendations to End Sexual Violence of Displaced Women Submitted to Haitian Government

January 4, 2011

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) has passed formal recommendations to the Haitian government in order to stop the sexual violence occurring in displacement camps

Prof. Lisa Davis on Sexual Violence in Haiti

October 21, 2010

Prof. Lisa Davis and students from CUNY Law’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic conducted an on-the-ground investigation into the ongoing rape and

Clinic Students in Haiti: Documenting Rape and Sexual Assaults, Meeting with UN Officials, Huffington Post Covers

October 12, 2010

The news reports don’t tell the full story about the trail of damage left by Haiti’s devastating earthquake.

CUNY Law Students to Graduate on May 14th; NY State Commissioner Gladys Carrión is Commencement Speaker

May 10, 2010

CUNY Law students will receive their Juris Doctorate on May 14th in a graduation ceremony celebrating their successful path through law school.

Human Rights Champion Rhonda Copelon Dies: Broke New Ground to Open U.S. Federal Courts to Victims of International Human Rights Abuses

May 7, 2010

Pioneering Attorney Won Landmark Rights Case in U.S. Court of Appeals on Same Day Supreme Court Narrowly Rejected Her Challenge to the Hyde Amendment on Abortion Restrictions for the Poor

A Gendered Perspective On The Right To Housing In The United States

November 30, 2009

Report on gender issues in housing in the United States written by the student interns of the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic

Prof. Rhonda Copelon, Women’s Rights Champion, Discusses the Impact of CUNY Law’s IWHR Clinic

October 14, 2009

Professor Rhonda Copelon, co-founder of CUNY Law’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, discusses

Clinic Interns and Alumna on Historic Human Rights Trial Team

June 22, 2009

Three students in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHR) and a CUNY Law alumna were part of the trial preparation team

Jennifer Green Quoted in NY Times

May 5, 2009

Professor Jennifer Green of the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHR) is quoted in an article on the front page

Rhonda Copelon Receives Human Rights Award

January 12, 2009

The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) honored Rhonda Copelon with the M. Shanara Gilbert Human Rights Award on January 9, 2009 at the Prado Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.

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