Attention 2Ls, 3Ls & LLMs! Interested in International Human Rights and Development? Do you want hands-on experience working on real-life issues with expert support and supervision? Apply for the International Human Rights Clinic!
If you are interested in gaining practical experience in international development and/or human rights, it is not too late to apply for three great opportunities to do work with great non-profit, non-governmental organizations right here at UW Law:
Development Innovations Lab (LAW B569) [Prof. Lenga-Long – Th 10:30–12:20 – 3 Winter/ 3 Spring], working with
- NewCourse on a project involving human trafficking – http://anewcourse.org/
- One additional organization on a project involving development and human rights
Global Development Policy Workshop (LAW B586) [Prof. Hedin – Tues 8:30–10:20 – 2 Winter/ 2 Spring], working with
- Landesa – http://www.landesa.org/
International Human Rights Clinic (LAW E556) [Prof. Gonza – Wed 10:30–12:20 – 3 Winter/ 3 Spring], working with
- Business and Social Responsibility (BSR) – http://www.bsr.org/
- Environmental Defender Law Center (EDLC) – http://www.edlc.org/
- International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) – http://icar.ngo/
A Winter Quarter Studio: Increasing Bicycle Access to Sea-Tac Airport
URBDP 598 Section J
Instructor: Dan Carlson
Fridays 1:30-5:20 PM
For more information, email Dan Carlson at email@example.com or Larissa Maziak at firstname.lastname@example.org
This interdisciplinary studio will document the current state of bicycle connectivity in and
around Sea-Tac International Airport, and the status of plans for bicycle routes and services in surrounding jurisdictions and at the Port of Seattle. We will identify gaps and opportunities in plans and funding to reach more integrated bicycle connectivity with the airport. We will also explore issues and opportunities for inter-jurisdictional cooperation and conclude with a plan for the next phase for making Sea-Tac airport and its surroundings more bicycle friendly.
This studio builds on the work of a 2013 URBDP studio, which outlined actions the Port could take to make the airport more bicycle friendly. Many of these recommendations have been implemented. But many remain to be addressed.
Rising Rates Pose Challenge to Health Law
By: Louise Radnofsky, Paul Overberg, and Stephanie Armour | The Wall Street Journal | Photo credit Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Many people signing up for 2016 health policies under the Affordable Care Act face higher premiums, fewer doctors and skimpier coverage, which threatens the appeal of the program for the healthy customers it needs.
Insurers have raised premiums steeply for the most popular plans at the same time they have boosted out-of-pocket costs such as deductibles, copays and coinsurance in many of their offerings. The companies attribute the moves in part to the high cost of some customers they are gaining under the law, which doesn’t allow them to bar clients with existing health conditions.
Honduran 2001 Murder Case Filed in Human Rights Court
By: teleSUR | Photo credit: IACHR
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed the case of a Honduran man, murdered in 2001 as a congressional candidate, to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for investigation on Tuesday.
Angel Pacheco Leon was murdered on Nov. 23, 2001 when he was a candidate for the Honduran National Congress, but the case has long been met with impunity.
Somalia: senior UN official calls for global support to improve human rights situation
By: UN News Centre | Photo of Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović | Photo credit: UN Photo/Omar Abdisalan
While noting significant improvement in several sectors in long-troubled Somalia, a senior United Nations official today warned that the country’s progress is “at risk” without increased support from international partners to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights.
“Despite persisting challenges there is a significant improvement in the security situation in Somalia,” UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Šimonović told reporters in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, at the end of a five-day visit to the country.
Mr. Šimonović also observed that meaningful progress has been made by Somalia in its operations against Al Shabaab militia, in the implementation of the Human Rights Road Map, in reforming the justice and security sectors, in the State-building process and the consultations on an electoral model for 2016.