Last week, the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on the proposed Bill “Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011.” The draft Bill would prohibit the indefinite detention of US citizens and permanent residents without charge or trial carried out on the basis of military force or a declaration of war, “unless an Act of Congress expressly authorizes such detention.”
The barriers facing women who seek asylum in the US for gender-specific threats are truly remarkable. On International Women’s Day, it is important to remember that persecution and torture are horrific, no matter the gender of the victim, the classification of the particular social group, or the role of the state as a perpetrator.
Last week when PHR's Mike Corradini spoke at the “March Forth for Justice” conference on immigration, he was reminded that for many Americans, the problems plaguing our immigration system seem too remote to pay much attention to. In this blog post, he shares why everyone should care about immigration reform.
Nelson Avila-Lopez had never been convicted of a crime when he burned to death in Honduras’ Comayagua prison last month. Nelson was erroneously deported after a “communications breakdown.”
Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, a case that will decide whether corporations are liable for human rights violations under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS).