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Global Human Rights Clinic

2013

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Chicago School Closings Shadow Report: Independent Information For The 107th Session Of The Human Rights Committee, University Of Chicago Law School - Global Human Rights Clinic, Midwest Coalition For Human Rights Jan 2013

Chicago School Closings Shadow Report: Independent Information For The 107th Session Of The Human Rights Committee, University Of Chicago Law School - Global Human Rights Clinic, Midwest Coalition For Human Rights

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The City of Chicago recently closed 49 public elementary schools in an attempt to address budgetary and resource constraints. This is the largest wave of school closings in United States history, involving 10% of all public schools in Chicago, the third largest city in the country. Although there are many schools considered “underutilized” in Chicago, those that were targeted for closing were majority African American. The closings affected nearly 30,000 children and have had a disproportionate and negative impact on minority and disabled children. Displaced students will be packed into classrooms with more students, resulting in overcrowded classrooms. The school …


Women In Prison In Argentina: Causes, Conditions, And Consequences, University Of Chicago Law School - Global Human Rights Clinic, Defensoría General De La Nación Argentina, Cornell Law School - International Human Rights Clinic, Cornell Law School - Avon Global Center For Women And Justice Jan 2013

Women In Prison In Argentina: Causes, Conditions, And Consequences, University Of Chicago Law School - Global Human Rights Clinic, Defensoría General De La Nación Argentina, Cornell Law School - International Human Rights Clinic, Cornell Law School - Avon Global Center For Women And Justice

Global Human Rights Clinic

In many countries around the world, including Argentina, the number of women who are deprived of their liberty has risen over time and has increased disproportionately in comparison to male prisoners. In Argentina, the number of female prisoners within the federal system increased 193%, while the male population rose 111% from 1990 to 2012. Nonetheless, little research has been done to understand why there has been such a dramatic increase in women’s incarceration. At the same time, international and domestic laws governing prisons and prison policies and practices have traditionally been designed for men. In 2010, however, the United Nations …