#udhr204: John Marshall Law School

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This post is a part of the #udhr2014 campaign. Check out the campaign webpage for more info!

The call for human rights rings loud and clear in Chicago. The people at John Marshall Law School are among those making that call. JMLS’ revolutionary clinics advocate for prisoners’ rights, victims of domestic violence, and veterans.

In 1992, JMLS established the Fair Housing Legal Support Center and Clinic. They have served thousands of clients who were unfairly denied housing because of discriminatory laws at the local, state, or federal level. This program also contacts communities to provide education and outreach presentations. This critical facet of their programming raises awareness of unfair practices, and informs individuals of their rights.

Recently, the JMLS International Human Rights Clinic has called upon the United Nations to address the cholera outbreak in Haiti (check out this stunning video about the issue, also posted below). This flare-up of disease is the largest single country epidemic in history, with almost three quarters of a million people sickened, and 8,600 dead.

The sickness was caused by contamination from a UN camp.

To join the demand for action and retribution for Haiti's cholera victims, contact Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak at sdavila@jmls.edu, and sign the letter to High Commissioner Zeid, urging the necessity of honoring human rights for all.

Fight the Outbreak: Cholera in Haiti & the United Nations from New Media Advocacy Project on Vimeo.


The attachment below provides additional information about the campaign and the letter to High Commissioner Zeid.