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Granito: How to Nail a Dictator to screen December 1, 2011

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, an award-winning documentary film that chronicles Guatemala’s internal armed conflict, and subsequent efforts to bring the perpetrators of massive human rights violations during that period to justice, will screen at the School of Law at 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2011.


Cecil D. Redford Professor Karen Engle

Professor Karen Engle earns 2010 Best Book Award from American Political Science Association Section on Human Rights

Karen Engle earns 2010 Best Book Award from American Political Science Association Section on Human Rights.


Professor William Forbath, Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law

Videos of Professor William Forbath’s recent lecture and TV interview on human rights and the Constitution at the University of Oregon

Video is available of Professor William Forbath’s recent lecture at the University of Oregon on “Human Rights: the Socialism of the 21st Century?”


Human Rights Happy Hour: Judith Kimerling to speak on “Oil, Litigation, and Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador,” April 5, 2011

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law will host a Human Rights Happy Hour featuring Professor Judith Kimerling of the City University of New York, who will present a lecture entitled “Oil, Litigation and Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador: Can Cowode Law Protect the Rights of Indigenous Huaorani in the Oil Patch and Yasuni Biosphere Reserve?”


Human Rights Happy Hour: Nostalgia de la Luz to screen with discussion following, March 7, 2011

On Monday, March 7, 2011, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the second Human Rights Happy Hour of the spring semester: a screening of the film Nostalgia de la Luz (Memory of the Light). The screening, which is free and open to the public, will take place this afternoon at the University of Texas School of Law, TNH 2.140 from 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.


Pulitzer Prize–winning author Lawrence Wright to deliver opening keynote at Rapoport Center’s conference on legacies of conflict, February 17–18, 2011

Pulitzer Prize–winning author and New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright will deliver the keynote address at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center’s seventh annual multidisciplinary conference, “Aftershocks: Legacies of Conflict,” on February 17 and 18, 2011.


Human Rights Happy Hour: Paola Bergallo to speak on “Cycles of Right to Health Litigation: The Elusive Argentine Experience,” November 22, 2010

On Monday, November 22, 2010, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the final Human Rights Happy Hour of the fall semester. Professor Paola Bergallo, from the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will present a lecture entitled “Cycles of Right to Health Litigation: The Elusive Argentine Experience.”


Thomas Pogge to Discuss “The Health-Impact Fund: How to Make New Medicines Accessible to All,” November 18, 2010

Yale University Professor of Philosophy Thomas Pogge will lead a workshop discussion on his paper, “TRIPS, Human Rights, and the Health Impact Fund,” on Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in TNH 3.124 at the University of Texas School of Law.


Human Rights Happy Hour: Samera Esmeir to speak on “Temporalities of Struggle: National Liberation Movements and International Strategies of Rule,” November 8, 2010

On Monday, November 8, 2010, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Professor Samera Esmeir, associate professor of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, who will present a lecture entitled “Temporalities of Struggle: National Liberation Movements and International Strategies of Rule.”


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.