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Never Again — Fulfilling a Promise By Anna Duke

The International Human Rights Law Clinic’s blog series The Matter of Human Rights continues with this third installment by third-year-law-student Anna Duke. In her piece “Never Again – Fulfilling a Promise,” Duke discusses the crime of genocide, established at the Genocide Convention in 1945, as an example of how the history of international law has manifested as a struggle between aspiration and political will. Duke references past instances of genocide and analyzes the language of the Convention to argue that public pressure can generate political will and overcome limitations of legal definitions.

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Publications and Students

The Foundation of Human Rights: Is “Enough” Really Enough? by Joseph Nunn

Yesterday marked the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With it, the International Human Rights Clinic brings the second installment of its blog series The Matter of Human Rights: “The Foundation of Human Rights: Is “Enough” Really Enough?” Joseph Nunn, a third year student at the law school, critically examines the promises of the Universal Declaration as they have been realized in practice.

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Announcements and Students

Truman scholar (and Pozen Center Intern) seeks career advocating for criminal justice reform

Third-year Soreti Teshome has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a nationally competitive award that supports exceptional students pursuing careers in public service.

Teshome was one of 62 students selected from a pool of 768 undergraduate candidates nationwide to win the prestigious award, which provides up to $30,000 toward graduate education. The news was announced April 12.

A double major in public policy and comparative race and ethnic studies, Teshome plans to pursue a law degree with a focus on public policy that will enable her to provide legal representation to those from marginalized communities.

Teshome is part of the 2017 Pozen Center Internship Cohort.

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Research and Students

Graduate Student Research Reflection: Emma Mackinnon

Emma Stone Mackinnon is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, “Imperial Promises: The Contested Politics of Human Rights in the Midcentury,” is supervised by Jennifer Pitts, Mark Bradley, Robert Gooding-Williams, Patchen Markell, and Lisa Wedeen. Her work is forthcoming in "Humanity" and the "Blackwell Companion to Arthur Danto." She is also co-coordinator of the Human Rights Workshop.

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