158 ABA Journal Human Rights articles.
There are more displaced people internationally now than at any point since World War II, says Alex Aleinikoff, a former Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees at the United Nations. But the problem is manageable, he says—if there's the political will to deal with the problem.
Aug 7, 2018 3:39 PM CDT
After a year in which sexual harassment in the workplace has taken center stage, the ABA’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday to urge legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of such claims.
Aug 7, 2018 2:44 PM CDT
The ABA House of Delegates voted to affirm the association’s commitment to international human rights and the rule of law in two resolutions on Monday.
Resolution 106A “condemns the…
Aug 6, 2018 5:40 PM CDT
Attorneys who've spent their careers concentrating on immigration law and child welfare have been scrambling for months to deal with the fallout of what they call a “manufactured crisis” initiated by the government without adequate preparation or notice to key stakeholders.
Aug 4, 2018 8:07 PM CDT
Dissenting from Trump v. Hawaii
, the “travel ban” case, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote
that there’s reason to believe that the visa waiver program, granting exceptions to the ban in specific situations, “is nothing more than a sham.”
Jul 30, 2018 3:02 PM CDT
At the arrival of the July 26 deadline for reuniting immigrant families forcibly separated by the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, the federal government says it has reunited all of the families in which it believes parents are eligible to retake custody of their children—but the American Civil Liberties Union is raising questions about how eligibility is defined.
Jul 26, 2018 3:31 PM CDT
ABA President Hilarie Bass has posted a short video asking America’s lawyers to help reunite immigrant families at the border.
Jul 19, 2018 3:25 PM CDT
Former Attorney General Eric Holder will receive the Thurgood Marshall Award from the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice on Aug. 4 during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Jun 29, 2018 1:35 PM CDT
Most immigrants facing deportation wouldn’t climb onto a table during their court hearings. But then again, most 3-year-olds don’t go to court without parents or lawyers.
Jun 29, 2018 7:10 AM CDT
It’s not just the crying that concerned ABA President Hilarie Bass when she met with mothers detained at South Texas’ Port Isabel Detention Center. But there was crying.
Jun 27, 2018 7:15 AM CDT
The Lawyers for Good Government Foundation is organizing an effort to reunite immigrant families separated by the federal government after they were caught crossing the U.S. border.
Jun 22, 2018 4:30 PM CDT
ABA President Hilarie Bass will visit the Rio Grande Valley of Texas on June 25-26 in response to widespread concern about the federal policy of separating families at the U.S.-Mexican border.
Jun 21, 2018 2:15 PM CDT
Attorneys representing asylum-seekers from Central America frequently have worked with traumatized clients. But since the federal government began separating families after arresting parents for illegal entry, Kimi Jackson of the ABA’s South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project says the trauma has gotten far worse.
Jun 20, 2018 3:06 PM CDT
Separating asylum-seeking mothers from their children is brutal, offensive and a violation of the due process clause, according to a federal judge in San Diego.
Jun 7, 2018 3:32 PM CDT
The office of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights has called on the United States to immediately stop its practice of separating families at the border, calling it “a serious violation of the rights of the child.”
Jun 5, 2018 3:58 PM CDT
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