Fighting Unequal Justice

Alec Karakatsanis ’08 (left) and Phil Telfeyan ’08 (HLB Fall 2014)

Until last spring, scores of destitute people—virtually all of them African-Americans—were locked up in the city jail of Montgomery, Alabama, for traffic tickets they couldn’t pay, sentenced to a day in jail for every $50 they owed. They could earn a $25 credit daily by providing free labor, scrubbing blood and feces off jail floors and cleaning buildings.

Clinic investigation: Senior Mynamar officials implicated in war crimes and crimes against humanity

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On Nov. 7, the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School released a legal memorandum, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Eastern Myanmar, which examines the conduct of the Myanmar military during an offensive that cleared and forcibly relocated civilian populations from conflict zones in eastern Myanmar.

Harvard Law and International Development Society builds global law school network

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One year ago, Co-vice Presidents of Harvard Law & International Development Society Maryum Jordan ’14 and Elizabeth Nehrling ’15 reached out to law schools around the world. Their question was simple: Are faculty and students at your institution interested in starting a law and international development student organization?

Henigsons endow visiting professorship in Human Rights

During the 30th anniversary of the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program, Professor Gerald Neuman ’80, co-director of the Program, announced the establishment of the Henry J. Steiner Visiting Professorship in Human Rights, which was endowed in 2013 by the late Robert Henigson ’55 and his wife, Phyllis, leading supporters of the Program for over two decades.