The USC Gould International Human Rights Clinic, in collaboration with the Law Office of Spojmie Nasiri, Human Rights First, and AILA, published a guide on best practices and resources for attorneys assisting Afghan Nationals and Operation Allies Welcome Parolees.
Together with Pels Riicken and the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, the Foley Hoag United Nations Practice Group's presented a lecture on on “Implementing the Duty to Prevent Genocide under International Law” on December 5, 2022 at the Pels Rijcken offices in The Hague.
Hear from Afghan Women Rights Defenders Horia Mosadiq, Yalda Royan, Zarqa Yaftali, and Prof. Karima Bennoune University of Michigan Law School as Professor Garry speaks with them on confronting the Taliban's gender apartheid regime through international law in solidarity with Afghan women and girls.
Join us for a speaker event featuring Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp, former US Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice, and former Chief Prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, will discuss ongoing global efforts in national courts as well as before the International Criminal Court for prosecution of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide being perpetrated in Ukraine and their impact. He will also detail current efforts towards establishing a special international tribunal for prosecution of Russian officials for the crime of aggression, options being considered, and the prospects for its establishment.
For years, together with the Clooney Foundation for Justice TrialWatch Initiative, USC Gould School of Law International Human Rights Clinic student attorneys Pablo Aabir Das, Celine Ang, Tomi Johnson, Krisha Mae "Kimy" Cabrera, Sophie Sylla, David Wright, and supervising attorney Prof. Henna Pithia have monitored criminal cases brought by the Moroccan government against investigative journalist Omar Radi in an effort to silence him. Our latest report details how these have been riddled with fair trial rights violations and as TrialWatch expert, Professor Garry notes how these are part of a deeply concerning trend in Morocco of using shame inducing charges to stifle critical reporting and political dissent. Read the report: https://lnkd.in/g-QfiqXt
An Afghan family, in hiding in Pakistan, turned to the University of Southern California Gould International Human Rights Clinic for help applying for humanitarian parole. The process hasn't been easy, says Henna Pithia, acting director. “What’s frustrating is that the method of accessing humanitarian parole has not been updated to reflect the current crisis for this particular community,” she says. https://bit.ly/3Gd5OA4
In the op-ed, Professor Garry writes on the "mounting evidence of specific genocidal intent to destroy Ukrainians as a national group," and calls on world leaders to speak up about the thread of genocide under their legal obligation to prevent it.