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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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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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