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October 28, 2009

Human Rights Clinic at UT Law releases report on human rights violations in Argentine mining community

The Human Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law released a report detailing health and environmental impacts of mining operations in Abra Pampa, Argentina. The report, entitled “Abra Pampa: a Community Polluted, a Community Ignored: The Struggle for Environmental and Health Rights in Argentina,” is critical of the Argentine government’s handling of environmental and health crises in Abra Pampa, a small community near the Bolivian border.

In the Human Rights Clinic, an interdisciplinary group of law students and graduate students work on human rights projects through fact finding, reporting, and public advocacy, under the supervision of clinic director Ariel Dulitzky. The Clinic is involved in a multitude of activities including supporting advocacy in domestic and international fora, investigating and documenting human rights violations, and engaging with global and local human rights campaigns.

Contact

Ariel Dulitzky, Director of the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, 512-232-1256, or adulitzky@law.utexas.edu.