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Georgetown Law Closed: Wednesday, March 21

The Law Center is closed today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, due to inclement weather. All activities and services, including scheduled events (student organization meetings and events, CLE, and conferences), are canceled. On-site classes will not be held in person and will be held according to the faculty member’s instructional continuity plan. All administrative offices are closed. The food services operation, fitness center and Early Learning Center are closed. The library is closed. It is expected that only designated emergency employees will come to the Law Center to fulfill their responsibilities. All others -- including students, staff, faculty, and visitors -- are expected not come to the Law Center, which will not be staffed to support anything other than essential life safety and snow/ice clearing functions.

HRI in the News

News Coverage and Press Releases

"Uniformed Injustice: Police and Military Target LGBT Salvadorans," Op-ed by Mary Kenah and Caitlin Anderson in The Washington Blade, April 20, 2017.

"Dominican Children Denied the Human Right to Nationality and Access to Education." Op-Ed in The Huffington Post's The World Post, July 6, 2015, by 2013-2014 HRI Fact-Finding Project team member and co-author B. Shaw Drake.

"Solitary Confinement Abuses Could Open Door to Wider Prison Reform," coverage by National Public Radio KCRW's To The Point, June 23, 2015, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.

"How Dominicans Treat Children of Haitian Descent," Letter to the Editor in The New York Times, June 19, 2015, by 2013-2014 HRI Fact-Finding Project team member and co-author B. Shaw Drake.

"Solitary confinement makes teenagers depressed and suicidal. We need to ban the practice." Op-Ed in The Washington Post PostEverything, June 17, 2015, by HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel, also featured by National Public Radio's The Two Way, "#NPRReads: Wealthier Grays and The Intersection of Race and Guns," June 19, 2015.

"Advocates Push to Bring Solitary Confinement Out of the Shadows," coverage by National Public Radio's All Things Considered, June 9, 2015, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.

"Expone Mexico a menores migrantes," coverage in Reforma, April 14, 2015, featuring the work of the HRI Fact-Finding Project.

"We've Been Asking Mexico to Detain Migrant Kids for Us. Here's What That Looks Like," coverage in Mother Jones, April 13, 2015, featuring the work of the HRI Fact-Finding Project. 

Press Release: The Cost of Stemming the Tide: How Immigration Enforcement Practices in Southern Mexico Limit Migrant Children's Access to International Protection.

"New York jail to end solitary confinement: can Rikers be a model for juvenile justice," coverage in The Guardian, January 15, 2015, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.

"NYC Declares an End to Solitary Confinement for Inmates Under 21," coverage in The Marshall Project, January 14, 2015, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.

"End Solitary Confinement of Teens," Op-Ed in The New York Times, December 17, 2014, by HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.

Press Release: Eric Rosenthal Appointed to Drinan Chair in Human Rights

Press Release: Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute Students Honored.

"Law Students to Observe Guantanamo," coverage in The Hoya, September 23, 2014, featuring participants in the Guantanamo Observers Program, B. Shaw Drake and Kayleigh Golish.

Press Release: Georgetown Law Granted Observer Status at Guantanamo.

"Michigan's Iraqi refugee crisis," coverage in Detroit Metro Times, July 15, 2014, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow and 2008-2009 HRI Fact-Finding Project team member and co-author Ian Kysel.

"How Solitary Confinement Hurts the Teenage Brain," coverage in The Atlantic, June 30, 2014, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.

"UN Calls Detroit Water Shutdown Inhumane," coverage on HuffPost Live, June 24, 2014, featuring 2012-2013 HRI Fact-Finding Project team member and co-author Sam Halpert.

Web Story: Justice Breyer and Other Luminaries Discuss Human Rights.

Press Release: Justice Stephen Breyer, Deputy Assistant AG Pamela Karlan and Others discuss The Future of Human Rights.

"Report: Education Limited for Dominican-Haitians," coverage in the Associated Press, April 11, 2014, featuring 2013-2014 HRI Fact-Finding Project team member and co-author Kimberly Fetsick.

Press Release: Left Behind: How Statelessness in the Dominican Republic Limits Children’s Access to Education.

Press Release: Report Launch and Media Call: How Statelessness in the Dominican Republic Limits Children's Access to Education.

"'He Had Fresh Head Injuries': What Ohio Has Been Doing to Mentally Ill Boys," coverage in Mother Jones, April 3, 2014, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.

"Centers and Institutes: The Worlds Within Us," coverage in Georgetown Law (Res Ipsa Loquitur), Spring/Summer 2014, featuring HRI Director Andy Schoenholtz and Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.

"For teens at Rikers Island, solitary confinement pushes mental limits," coverage by the Center for Investigative Reporting, March 4, 2014, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.

Press Release: Georgetown Law International Women's Human Rights Day Symposium.

Press Release: Georgetown Law Professors Discuss New Book on Asylum Adjudication.

Press Release: A Discussion of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum With Counsel from the Case.

Press Release: Report Launch: "Tapped Out: Threats to the Human Right to Water in the Urban United States."

Press Release: Georgetown Law Releases International Migrants Bill of Rights.

Press Release: Report Launch: Kept Out: Barriers to Education in the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

Press Release: Report Launch: "Sent 'Home' with Nothing: The Deportation of Jamaicans with Mental Disabilities.

Other Georgetown Human Rights News:

Press Release: Professor Luban Authors New Book on Torture.

Press Release: Inaugural Address of Mitchell Professor David D. Cole.

Press Release: Professor David J. Luban Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Press Release: Georgetown Law Students Selected as Immigrant Justice Corps Fellows.

Press Release: Professor Lawrence O. Gostin Publishes Definitive Book on Global Health Law.

Press Release: Decriminalization of Marijuana in Mexico City, featuring Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.

Press Release: Georgetown Law Establishes Hillary Clinton Fellowships and New Public Interest Programs through Gift from John Delaney, L'88 and April McClain-Delaney, L'89.

Press Release: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on Mass Incarceration in the U.S.

Press Release: Georgetown Law Becomes New Host of The American Journal of Comparative Law.

Web Story: Law Center Hosts Student Showcase on Human Rights.

Press Release: Advancing Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa.

Web Story: Former Dean Alex Aleinikoff Delivers Ryan Lecture.

Press Release: United Nations' T. Alexander Aleinikoff Delivers Thomas F. Ryan Lecture.

Web Story: "I Always Hoped I Would Get Out One Day": Disability Rights Advocates Speak Out.

Press Release: Torture, Secrecy, and Accountability: Panel Discussion.

Press Release: D.C. Public High School Students Showcase Human Rights Projects at Georgetown Law.

Press Release: The O'Neill Institute Human Rights Launch First Ever Health and Human Rights Database.

Press Release: Human Rights Action/Amnesty International Presents: Litigating in a Post-Kiobel World.

Web Story: Justice Ginsburg Honors Women's Rights Programs.

Press Release: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Featured Guest at Celebration of Women's Human Rights Advocacy.

Press Release: Visiting Professor David Stewart Appointed to New Posts.

Press Release: Professor Vázquez Elected to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Press Release: Prettyman Fellowship Program Honored by Southern Center for Human Rights.

Press Release: Premier of 'Doctors of the Dark Side' and Panel on Doctors, Torture and Accountability.

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