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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

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