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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.”


The Rapoport Center announces 2011 Summer Fellows

Eight students from the University of Texas School of Law have been selected by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice as Rapoport Center Summer Fellows. They will fan out to nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations in destinations as diverse as London; Washington, D.C.; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Their projects include building the legal capacity of marginalized groups, assisting in war crimes prosecutions, representing victims of family violence, increasing compliance with international human rights treaties, and advocating for the rights of low-income workers.


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.


An Interview with Karen Engle on her new book on indigenous rights and international law, The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture, Strategy

Read an interview with Karen L. Engle, Cecil D. Redford Professor in Law and director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, about her new book, The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture, Strategy. The book was published in fall 2010 by Duke University Press.


Human Rights Happy Hour: Daniel Brinks and Varun Gauri to speak on “Assessing the Distributive Impact of Social and Economic Rights in Litigation: More Litigation = More Inequality?” September 27, 2010

On Monday, September 27, 2010, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Professor Daniel Brinks, associate professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, and Varun Gauri, a World Bank senior economist, at the first Human Rights Happy Hour of the Fall 2010 semester. Brinks and Gauri will co-present a lecture entitled “Assessing the Distributive Impact of Social and Economic Rights in Litigation: More Litigation = More Inequality?”