Trial Monitoring with the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch Project: “Pre-Trial Proceedings Against Maâti Monjib in Morocco Raise Concerns”

Excerpt from the statement drafted by Clinic Student Attorney Pablo Das with TrialWatch: "The Clooney Foundation for Justice and the USC Law International Human Rights Clinic announced today that the Clinic intends to monitor criminal proceedings against academic and activist Maâti Monjib in Morocco as part of CFJ’s TrialWatch initiative. Mr. Monjib was arrested late last year on suspicion of money laundering based on allegations that he received funding from foreign sources that he then diverted for his own use. The charges carry a potential sentence of up to 10 years.

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Clinic Director Professor Hannah Garry testifies before the Canadian House of Commons on the unfolding atrocity situation in Cameroon

On February 16, 2021, Professor Hannah Garry testified before the Canadian House of Commons' Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on the unfolding atrocity situation in Cameroon.

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The Clinic Joins In Signing Onto A Letter to the Biden Administration Re: U.S. participation in the third Universal Periodic Review of the United States

As one of the members of the US Human Rights Network (USHRN), the Clinic signed onto a letter to the Biden administration urging the administration to "meaningfully participate in the UPR in March" and pursue "thoughtful, strategic, and creative ways to improve engagement with human rights mechanisms to live up to longstanding U.S. values, commitments and obligations" and take action.

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The Clinic Joins More than 70 Non-Governmental Organizations, Faith-Based Groups, and Academic Institutions Call for the Biden Administration to Repeal ICC Sanctions

The International Human Rights Clinic has joined more than 70 organizations in urging "the Biden Administration to engage constructively with the International Criminal Court (ICC). The U.S. government’s support for the ICC could help secure justice for victims in situations from Myanmar to Darfur, just as it helped facilitate the February 4 historic conviction of a former leader of an armed rebel group for war crimes and crimes against humanity in northern Uganda."

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USC Gould International Human Rights Clinic signs onto a letter urging President Biden to close Guantánamo

The USC Gould International Human Rights Clinic joins 111 organizations as a signatory to a letter led by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Center for Victims of Torture. The letter urges President Biden to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

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U.S.-Based Civil Society Organizations Demand International Attention and Action to the Systemic Anti-Black Racism in the Criminal Legal System

IHRC joined the ACLU and 20 other civil society organizations in drafting this statement for UN Missions to pay explicit attention to the structures of oppression in our country that marginalize and criminalize people of African descent, and violate both their human rights as well as their civil rights under the U.S. Constitution.

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Fairness Report on Morocco v. Omar Radi

Clinic students collaborated with the Clooney Foundation for Justice's TrialWatch to monitor and report on the trial of journalist Omar Radi in Morocco. Mr. Radi was convicted and given a…

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