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The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy.


Center News: 2014-2015

2014-2015 Human Rights Scholars Announced
Rapoport Center Press Release
October 16, 2014
Three UT law students have been selected as Rapoport Center Human Rights Scholars.

Fall 2014 Undergraduate Interns Selected
Rapoport Center Press Release
October 16, 2014
Three UT undergraduate students will intern with the Rapoport Center during the fall semester.

Center News: 2013-2014

Summer Heat Kills Inmates in Prisons, and That Needs to Change
University of Texas KNOW
June 26, 2014
Every summer, the TDCJ subjects its prisoners to deadly temperature and humidity levels, and violates prisoners' human and constitutional rights and their rights to health, life and dignity.

Rapoport Center Administrator Billy Chandler Wins President's Outstanding Staff Award
Rapoport Center Press Release
May 7, 2014
The Outstanding Staff Awards Program recognizes UT Austin employees who have made outstanding contributions to the continuing success of the university.

Rapoport Center Announces its Summer & Fall Fellows for 2014
Rapoport Center Press Release
May 5, 2014
Eleven UT law students have been selected as Rapoport Center Fellows for this summer and fall.

Faculty affiliate Barbara Hines awarded the 2014 Tower Award for Outstanding Service-Learning Professor
April 29, 2014

Prisoners Dying from Human Rights Abuses in Texas Prisons
April 22, 2014
The Human Rights Clinic has released a report, Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons, that claims that conditions in TDCJ prisons violate the human rights of its inmates.

Faculty affiliate Denise Gilman wins major FOIA battle related to construction of Texas-Mexico border wall
The Daily Texan
March 25, 2014
Six years after her initial request for public records regarding federally built fences along the Texas-Mexico border, UT law professor Denise Gilman has passed a significant barrier in receiving the documents.

Rapoport Center Spring Colloquium Begins Feb. 3 with Counter-terrorism Talks
UT Law Press Release
January 31, 2013
The Rapoport Center announces the start to its Spring 2014 colloquium on "Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights."

Visiting professors address treatment of immigrants across the world
The Daily Texan
January 29, 2013
Visiting professors painted sharply contrasting pictures of the treatment of undocumented workers in the U.S. and of immigrants in Argentina in two separate talks given Wednesday.

Faculty affiliate Shannon Speed receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native American Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
January 23, 2014

Faculty affiliate Stephen Sonnenberg receives Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association
January 17, 2014

Faculty affiliate Barbara Hines receives Pathfinder Award from the Travis County Women Lawyers' Association
January 15, 2014

2013-2014 Human Rights Scholars Announced
Rapoport Center Press Release
September 20, 2013
Three UT law students have been selected as Rapoport Center Human Rights Scholars.

Fall 2013 Undergraduate Interns Selected
Rapoport Center Press Release
September 20, 2013
Three UT undergraduate students will intern with the Rapoport Center during the fall semester.


Center News: 2012-2013


Summer Fellows & Interns Selected to Work with the Rapoport Center
Rapoport Center Press Release
June 15, 2013
Two graduate students and three undergraduate students have been selected to work this summer at the Rapoport Center.

Research helps rectify human rights abuses
by Travis Knoll
The Daily Texan
June 10, 2013
"...UT at its best is both an advocate for the oppressed and a repository of knowledge."

Rapoport Center Announces its Summer & Fall Fellows for 2013
Rapoport Center Press Release
May 1, 2013
Twelve UT law students have been selected as Rapoport Center Fellows for this summer and fall.

Speaker series audience

Spring 2013 undergraduate interns (left to right): Saif Kazim, Lalini Pedris, and Travis Knoll

Spring 2013 Undergraduate Interns Selected
Rapoport Center Press Release
February 28, 2013
Three UT undergraduate students will intern with the Rapoport Center during the spring semester.

Rapoport Center Receives Fath Foundation Grant for Farenthold Archives Project
UTLAW
February 26, 2013
The Rapoport Center recently received a three-year, $150,000 grant from the Fath Foundation to launch the Frances T. "Sissy" Farenthold Archives Project, which will document Farenthold's contributions to Texas and U.S. politics, the women's peace movement, and international human rights and justice.

Law professor discusses 'Zero Dark Thirty' and the discourse of American torture
by Alexandra Dubinsky
The Daily Texan
February 26, 2013
"Zero Dark Thirty" may not have won an Academy Award on Sunday night, but it produced enough controversy to avoid living in the shadow of the Oscar winners.

Rapoport Center to host ninth annual conference, "Impunity, Justice, and the Human Rights Agenda"
UTLAW
January 29, 2013
This multidisciplinary will bring together scholars, human rights advocates, and policy makers from around the world to assess critically the human rights movement's focus on anti-impunity.

Fall 2012 Undergraduate Interns Selected
Rapoport Center Press Release
October 8, 2012
Three UT undergraduate students will intern with the Rapoport Center during the fall semester.

2012-2013 Human Rights Scholars Announced
Rapoport Center Press Release
September 26, 2012
Three UT law students have been selected as Rapoport Center Human Rights Scholars.


Center News: 2011-2012


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2012 Rapoport Center Fellows (Front row L to R): Will Chambers, Gwen Vindell, Alejandra Avila, Mackenzie Meador (Back row L to R): Derek VerHagen, Scott Mandarich, Ryan Meltzer, Mark Dawson, Catherine Wagner (Not pictured: Salima Pirmohamed)

Sissy Farenthold Online Exhibit Launched
Rapoport Center Press Release
May 29, 2012
The Rapoport Center is pleased to announce the public launch of an online exhibit detailing Sissy Farenthold's activism for women, peace, and development in the 1980s.

Rapoport Center Announces its Summer & Fall Fellows for 2012
Rapoport Center Press Release
April 25, 2012
Ten UT law students have been selected as Rapoport Center Fellows for this summer and fall.

Rapoport Center Announces Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellowship
Rapoport Center Press Release
April 25, 2012
Beginning in 2012, one student each year from the University of Texas School of Law will be named the Charles Moyer Summer Human Rights Fellow.

Bernard Rapoport, Champion of Education, Dies at 94
The University of Texas at Austin
April 6, 2012
Bernard Rapoport, a Waco businessman who was active in higher education, politics, human rights and philanthropy, died Thursday, April 5.

Bernard Rapoport, 1917-2012: A Life Examined
by Lou Dubose
The Texas Observer
April 6, 2012
I came to know Bernard Rapoport when he was chair of the University of Texas System Board of Regents, and I was editor of this publication in the early 1990s.

Rapoport Center to host eighth annual conference on property rights and the human rights agenda
UTLAW
February 21, 2012
This multidisciplinary and comparative conference will explore the ambivalent relationship between human rights and property and the extent to which the right to property might advance a human rights agenda.

Preserving human rights
The University of Texas at Austin
January 30, 2012
From the Rwandan genocide to the Guatemalan police, UT's libraries are digitally securing fragile records for research, advocacy around the world.

Top 10 Theatrical Wonders of 2011
The Austin Chronicle
January 6, 2012
Congratulations to Black Watch, which the Austin Chronicle has selected it as its top theater piece for 2011! The play anchored the Rapoport Center's 2011 annual conference, "Aftershocks: Legacies of Conflict."

University of Texas and Guatemalan Police Archive celebrate collaboration in Guatemala
UTLAW
December 16, 2011
On December 9, 2011, the University of Texas and the Historical Archive of the National Police of Guatemala announced in Guatemala City, Guatemala, the joint collaboration that has made the Archive globally accessible via the Internet.

Digital archive of Guatemala's police force launched at conference
The Daily Texan
December 5, 2011
A digital archive featuring millions of images and documents from the National Police of Guatemala could help people searching for family and friends who have disappeared, said Karen Engle, law professor and co-director and founder of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice.

Human Rights Clinic releases Abra Pampa report
Human Rights Clinic
November 29, 2011
Latest mining clean-up in Argentina follows pattern of human rights violations documented by Human Rights Clinic.

Professor argues for archiving genocide
The Daily Texan
November 1, 2011
It is a nation's duty to record the truth through archives and to overcome the challenges of assembling those archives, said John Ciorciari, assistant professor of public policy at the University of Michigan.

2011-2012 Human Rights Scholars Announced
Rapoport Center Press Release
October 12, 2011
Three UT law students and one UT history student have been selected as Rapoport Center Human Rights Scholars.


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