Human Rights

136 ABA Journal articles on Human Rights.

ICE detainees may proceed as a class in forced labor lawsuit, 10th Circuit says
The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld class certification for immigrants who say they were forced to clean their detention facility for free under threat of punishment.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and the ethics of prisoner organ donations
Thank God for the ability to binge-watch. Streaming media has put us all in a perfect posture for plowing through episode after episode of our favorite shows. This is all fine and well when it’s one of your favorite shows, or perhaps a series you share with a friend or loved one. It’s another situation completely when your significant other gets the binge-bug for one of their favorites.
Champions of the rule of law
The ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) has made a profound impact on the world and, in doing so, has aided American lawyers.
ABA supports ‘Day of the Endangered Lawyer’

The ABA is paying tribute to lawyers who support human rights throughout the world by recognizing the 2018 Day of the Endangered Lawyer, according to a statement by ABA President…

The top 10 legal news stories of 2017
It’s hard to imagine a year more packed with major legal news than 2017, much of it generated by President Donald Trump's administration. We may never get used to the frenetic pace. Here are 10 stories—themes, really—that dominated legal news reports.
China sentences human rights lawyer to 2-year prison term

A prominent human rights lawyer in China, whose guilty plea came in what had been criticized as a sham trial, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for inciting…

FBI’s latest crime report missing nearly 70 percent of its usual data tables

The FBI’s most recent “Crime in the United States” report lacks almost 70 percent of data tables it provided in the 2015 report, according to Human Rights Watch.


Bassiouni, former law prof who championed human rights, dies at 79

Updated: M. Cherif Bassiouni, a human rights advocate and former DePaul University law professor, has died at the age of 79.

Bassiouni died Monday at his Chicago home, the

9th Circuit rules grandparents exempt from Trump’s travel ban, allows more refugees

In a ruling issued just 11 days after oral arguments, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court’s limits on restrictions on travel to the U.S.…

Protection of Children Act would harm immigrant children, ABA tells House Judiciary Committee

The recently proposed Protection of Children Act of 2017 would place some children in harm’s way, the ABA argued Wednesday in a letter to the House Judiciary Committee.

The bill,…

ABA Center for Human Rights forwards law prof’s assessment of illegality of arms deal to Senate

Further arms sales to Saudi Arabia would violate federal law, unless the country takes steps to comply with international humanitarian law, according to a law professor whose opinion was provided…

Supreme Court to consider whether corporations may be liable for overseas human rights violations
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether Arab Bank can be held liable for allegedly acting as a “paymaster” for terrorists.
The Outer Space Treaty turns 50. Can it survive a new space race?
The treaty is a product of the Cold War and primarily addresses concerns of that era, including nuclear war. So for 50 years, the treaty has prevented belligerent nations from putting weapons of mass destruction into space. But space is becoming big business, and commercial interests are putting new pressures on the law of outer space.
Oregon judge allows video game designer to change sex to ‘agender’

An Oregon judge has approved an application by a writer and video game designer to change from the male sex to “agender.”

Judge Amy Holmes Hehn approved the petition submitted…

ABA decries latest violent attack aimed at Syrian judicial system

ABA President Linda A. Klein condemned suicide bombings in the capital of Syria, one of which occurred at the main courthouse, in a statement on Monday.

“We send our…

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