Case 12.626 Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales), United States: After over a decade of seeking justice, Ms. Jessica Lenahan returned to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR, Commission) to demonstrate how the U.S. government has failed to comply with the IACHR’s 2011 recommendations. (October 28, 2014)
Civil Society and the Convention Against Torture (September 25, 2014)
Professor Caroline Bettinger-Lopez featured in How the Supreme Court Turned its Back on Domestic Violence (September 17, 2014)
Colorado Senate Tribute to Jessica Lenahan- On the last day of their legislative session, the Colorado Legislature honored Jessica Lenahan with a formal tribute. The tribute recognized Jessica’s personal courage and 15 years of advocacy on behalf of domestic violence victims. (May 7, 2014)
Professor Caroline Bettinger, Director of the Human Rights Clinic, speaks on "Behind the Headlines" on Jamaica Radio about a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about Stand Your Ground Laws in Florida. (March 25, 2014)
Lecture on internet privacy and human rights, and surveillance with Michael Samway, the former vice-president and deputy general counsel of Yahoo! and founder of Yahoo!'s Business and Human Rights Program (April 15, 2014)
Risk of Mass Deprivation of Nationality: Hundreds of thousands of individuals of foreign, mostly Haitian, descent in the Dominican Republic are at risk of being deprived of their Dominican nationality and becoming stateless following a recent ruling by the Constitutional Court. (October 13, 2013)
HRC students Averil Andrews and Jenny Khavinson co-published "From International to Domestic Approaches: Battling DV in the United States," on the Lenahan case, in the Dec/Jan 2012 edition of Domestic Violence Report and the Summer 2013 edition of Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly.
HRC student Liam McGivern Awarded Skadden Fellowship (December 27, 2011)
U.S. Deportees to Haiti Face Horrific Conditions (November 13, 2011)
U.S. Reviews Care of Deported Haitian Who Died (September 20, 2011)
U.N. Urges Countries to Extend Permits for Haitians (June 21, 2011)
Groups Ask for UN's Help to End Haiti Deportations (June 16, 2011)
U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women issues report on situation of violence against women in the United States. The report referenced information reported by the Miami Law Human Rights Clinic (June 7, 2011)
The Miami Herald: Halt Haitian Deportations (Apr. 18, 2011)
Island TV segment on advocacy before the Inter-American Commission to stop Haitian deportations with activist Marleine Bastien and Miami Law Human Rights Clinic students Beatriz Carta Wagman and Miya Patel (Mar. 11, 2011): www.islandtv.tv/?p=247 (see minutes 21-32; in Haitian Creole & English)
Deportations to Haiti: Still a Death Sentence By Vince Warren, Carrie Bettinger-Lopez and Sunita Patel (Apr. 8, 2011)
Strangers in a Strange Land, a New York Times video (March 21, 2011), documents the lives of Haitian deportees from the U.S. and features Prof. Carrie Bettinger-Lopez and the work of the Miami Law Human Rights Clinic.
Caroline Bettinger-López, former Deputy Director of the Human Rights Institute and Acting Director of the Human Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School runs the Human Rights Clinic. Read article about Bettinger-López joining Miami Law.
Kelleen Corrigan is Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer and Supervising Attorney at the University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic.
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Miami Law Human Rights Clinic students with Professor Bettinger-López
Miami Law Human Rights Clinic students Lea Dartevelle and Miya Patel discuss the plight of Haitian deportees from the U.S. with a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) at UNHCR headquarters in Washington, DC.
Our delegation, consisting of Professor Caroline Bettinger-Lopez and 3L Charlotte Cassel from the University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic; Ahmad Abuznaid from Dream Defenders; Meena Jagannath from Community Justice Project of Florida Legal Services; Niaz Kasravi from NAACP; and Alisa Bierria and Aleta Alston-Toure from Free Marissa Now Coalition, pose for a photo after the hearing with Sybrina Fulton, Ron Davis, and IACHR Commissioner Rose Marie Belle Antoine.
Charlotte Cassel, 3L, makes opening remarks during a thematic hearing before the IACHR.
James Slater, 3L, delivers statement on immigration and deportations to Haiti before the UN Human Rights Committee
Human Rights Clinic students Daniella Peterson, James Slater, and Charlotte Cassel, together with Professor Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Marleine Bastien from Haitian Women of Miami (FANM), and Meena Jagannath from the Community Justice Project of Florida Legal Services, stand in front of the UN Palais des Nations, Geneva.