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A Report by the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law

The heat in Texas prisons is so severe that at least 14 inmates have died since 2007 in Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) facilities, despite the fact that the TDCJ has been aware of the problem for years. Whether through litigation, letters from legislators, pleas from inmates and their...
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USHRN UN Human Rights Mechanisms Calendar 2014/2015

The attached calendar includes key dates for the international mechanism reviews taking place in 2014 and 2015 related to: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International...
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In Human Rights News: Reviews of 2013, Juvenile Justice, Exxon Mobile, and More

In Human Rights News: December 28, 2013 - January 3, 2014 In this week's Human Rights News we find issues related to reproductive justice, marriage equality, workers' rights, welfare, juvenile...
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In Human Rights News: Chemical Plant Explosion, Marriage Equality, Unemployment Benefits, and More

In Human Rights News: December 21 - 27, 2013 In this week's Human Rights News we find issues related to environmental rights, marriage equality, poverty, prisoners' rights, workers' rights, sexual...
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Toxic Fumes Engulf Mossville Community, Axiall Explosion and Fire Worse Than Reported

December 21, 2013 Toxic Fumes Engulf Mossville Community Axiall Explosion and Fire Worse Than Reported (Mossville, Louisiana) Although Axiall corporate and local government officials announced the “all clear” for Friday’s...
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In Human Rights News: Fracking, Indigenous Rights, Marriage Equality, and More

In Human Rights News: December 14-20, 2013 In this week's Human Rights News we find issues related to environmental justice, indigenous rights, marriage equality, children's rights, immigrant rights, poverty, and...
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