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Stock photo of Muslim women next to a tent outside a Nairobi court. In the spring of 2019, the High Court of Kenya ruled that many of the nation’s laws violate the constitutional rights of children of unmarried parents. Alumni of Georgetown Law's International Women's Human Rights Clinic filed the complaint in the case back in 2013.

International Women’s Human Rights Clinic: Work Pays Off for Mothers, Children in Kenya

July 23, 2019 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Clinics Feminism & Gender Studies Impacting Change International & Comparative Law

Lamiya Rahman (C’08, L’14) and Pepis Rodriguez (L’15) never met the plaintiff, but they knew the legal challenges she faced as an unwed mother in Kenya. Back in 2013, as students in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown Law, they had drafted a complaint and brief to be filed on her behalf in Africa.

Professor Alvaro Santos and CAROLA hosted a conference on April 22 regarding the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA).

A Conversation with Professor Alvaro Santos, Director of CAROLA, on "USMCA: A New Path for Trade Agreements?"

April 22, 2019 International & Comparative Law International Economic Law

Elections have consequences. When leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the presidency of Mexico by a landslide in July 2018, his administration-to-be also won a seat at the table where talks to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement had started a year earlier.

Professor Alvaro Santos, director of the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA), served as Deputy Negotiator for the Elected Government from July through November, when the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was signed by then-President Enrique Peña Nieto on his last day in office.