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Texas Law students Alex Goeman and Samantha Chen spoke at a press conference for the release of the “Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons” report along with Ariel Dulitzky.

Opinion: Summer Heat Kills Inmates in Texas Prisons, and That Needs to Change

In April, the Texas Law Human Rights Clinic published a report on the threat heat causes to Texas inmates. Following is a summary of the findings in the report written by Ariel Dulitzky, Alex Goeman and Samantha Chen. Texans know that summers in the Lone Star State are a brutal combination of searing heat and […]


Enforced Disappearances: Clinical Professor Among U.N. Experts in Official Visit to Spain

Two members from the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances* will visit Spain Sept. 23-30 to examine the measures taken by Spain on issues related to the prevention and eradication of enforced or involuntary disappearances. The experts will analyze issues related to truth, justice, reparation and memory for victims of enforced disappearances. […]


UT Law School Students Inform United Nations’ Opinion on Arbitrary Detention

A United Nations Working Group released an opinion earlier this month condemning the “prolonged and indefinite” detention of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. The ruling was a result of a complaint submitted by the Human Rights Clinic and National Security Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law. In its opinion, […]


Human Rights Clinic Releases Report on Impact of Dam Construction on Indigenous Group

A report researched and written by faculty and students in the Law School’s Human Rights Clinic details the struggles of Costa Rica’s indigenous Teribe tribe in the face of a proposed dam on the Terraba River, which threatens to flood their lands.


Professor Ariel Dulitzky appointed to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

The United Nations Human Rights Council has endorsed the nomination of Ariel Dulitzky, a clinical law professor at the University of Texas School of Law, to a five-person Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.