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Rapoport Center Spring Colloquium Begins Feb. 3 with Counter-terrorism Talks

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas School of Law announces the start to its Spring 2014 colloquium on “Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights.” The six-part speaker series begins Monday, Feb. 3, with talks on counter-terrorism by law professors Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, […]


Rapoport Center Announces 2013-14 Human Rights Scholars

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas School of Law has named three law students as Rapoport Center Human Rights Scholars for the 2013–14 school year. Kallie Dale-Ramos, Catherine Wagner and Kyle Shen were selected by a committee of international law faculty on the basis of […]


Attorney General Ramsey Clark, left, with President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark to Speak at Law School November 12, 2012

Ramsey Clark, who served as attorney general under President Lyndon B. Johnson, will present a talk entitled “From Civil Rights to Human Rights” on Monday, November 12, 2012, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom. Lunch will be served in the Jamail Pavilion at 1:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Human Rights Happy Hour: James Gibson to discuss “Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy,” September 25, 2012

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will present the first fall lecture in its Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series on September 25. Professor James Gibson of Washington University in St. Louis, will present a talk called “Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, September 25, from 3:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m., in the Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111) at the University of Texas School of Law.


Robert Moossy, acting section chief of the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Federal prosecutor to speak about human trafficking, September 27, 2012

Robert Moossy, acting section chief of the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will speak about human trafficking on Thursday, September 27, from noon–1:00 p.m. in the Law School’s Eidman Courtroom. He will address federal initiatives, national policy, and best practices to end human trafficking. The event is free and open to the public.


Human Rights Happy Hour: Professor Benjamin Gregg to discuss “The Social Construction of Human Rights in Africa,” April 16, 2012

On Monday, April 16, 2012, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the last Human Rights Happy Hour of the spring semester. Professor Benjamin Gregg of the University of Texas at Austin will present a talk entitled “The Social Construction of Human Rights in Africa.”


Rapoport Center to host eighth annual conference on property rights and the human rights agenda, March 1–2, 2012

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law is pleased to announce its eighth annual conference, “Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda,” to take place March 1–2, 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.


Scott Horton, ’81, to deliver Weil Lecture, “More Security, Less Democracy? Struggling to Maintain Democratic Voices in the National Security Debate,” February 21, 2012

Scott Horton, ’81, a professor at Columbia Law School and a contributing editor at Harper’s, will deliver the 2012 Weil Lecture on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, in the Eidman Auditorium. Reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., and Horton’s talk, “More Security, Less Democracy? Struggling to Maintain Democratic Voices in the National Security Debate” will follow at 6:30 p.m.


Human Rights Happy Hour: Professor Jorge Contesse to discuss “Inter-American Constitutionalism: The Creation and Internalization of Human Rights,” February 20, 2012

On Monday, February 20, 2012, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the first Human Rights Happy Hour of the Spring semester. Professor Jorge Contesse of the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, will present a talk entitled “Inter-American Constitutionalism: The Creation and Internalization of Human Rights.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. in TNH 3.142 at the University of Texas School of Law.


Members of the UT delegation with AHPN coordinator Gustavo Meoño. (From left to right: Christian Kelleher, Fred Heath, Karen Engle, Gustavo Meoño, and Dan Brinks.)

University of Texas and Guatemalan Police Archive celebrate collaboration in Guatemala

On December 9, 2011, the University of Texas and the Historical Archive of the National Police of Guatemala (AHPN, for its Spanish title, Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional) announced in Guatemala City, Guatemala, the joint collaboration that has made the Archive globally accessible via the Internet.