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Monday, February 15, 2010

Universal Human Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations

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Human Rights Program Director, Barbara Frey, has written a chapter in a new book, Universal Human Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations, on the obligations to protect the right of life by constructing a rule of transfer regarding small arms and light weapons. The book examines both the international and domestic foundations of human rights law and addresses how states' actions or omissions may affect the human rights of individuals in foreign states.

Please follow link for more information and to read an excerpt from the introduction.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Newest Member of the HRP Family: Corey Brodsky!

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Corey Brodsky, a University of Minnesota-Twin Cities senior, majoring in Global Studies and French with a Political Science minor, is interning for the Human Rights Program throughout the spring semester. Corey is dedicating most of his internship to Child Protection International, a student run human rights organization addressing child abductions in South Sudan. Corey is working on compiling research on U.S. legislation in Sudan which is helping CPI move forward in their goal of forming a working relationship with the U.S. government when it comes to foreign policy on Sudan. Corey has plans to attend graduate school in the fall where he will continue to pursue a career dedicated to human rights. We are very excited to have Corey working with us and welcome his new ideas and creative energy to our organization.