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  • Ambassador Augustine Mahiga Discusses Rebuilding Somalia at Sept. 24 Forum

    September 22, 2011 The Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School and the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights in partnership with the Somali Institute for Peace Research are co-sponsoring “Rebuilding Somalia: The Role of the Diaspora” on Saturday, September 24, 2011. The forum will be held in Room 25 of Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, from 2:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Human Rights Clinic Brief Cited by U.S. Court of Appeals Judges

    March 10, 2011 An amicus curiae brief drafted by the Law School’s Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic was cited by two circuit judges in a recent oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia. Prof. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin signed the brief, which was drafted by Prof. Jennifer Green as Counsel of Record and by student attorneys Astrid Brouillard (‘12), Anne Fuchs (‘12), James C. Horvath (‘12), Melissa Muro Lamere (‘12), Nathaniel Nesbitt (‘11), Feras Sleiman (‘12), and Leo Twiggs (‘11).
  • Safe Future for Client of Immigration and Human Rights Clinic

    September 13, 2010 Students and faculty working at the University of Minnesota’s Immigration and Human Rights Law Clinic have secured asylum for another client fleeing political persecution, the third time in recent months that the Clinic’s efforts have enabled a person fleeing danger abroad to remain in the United States.
  • Another Success for Immigration-Human Rights Clinic

    July 28, 2010 The University of Minnesota Law School’s Immigration and Human Rights Law Clinic has secured safe haven in the United States for a client who fled repeated detention and torture in central Africa in 2003. Government forces in his homeland believed (incorrectly) that the client and his wife supported the political opposition. He was held in a small cell, beaten repeatedly, and deprived of food and sanitary facilities. His wife was beaten, raped, and subjected to electric shocks.
  • Immigration-Human Rights Clinic Helps Secure Asylum

    July 16, 2010 Through the efforts of the University of Minnesota Law School’s Immigration and Human Rights Law Clinic, a west African woman can put to rest her fears of female genital mutilation. She has been granted asylum in the United States.

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