Today in 1963

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 28, 2017

On August 28, 1963 the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.  This oration is now knowing as the “I have a dream” speech.  You may know this part …

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 28, 2015

Yesterday the U.S. State Department released this year’s Trafficking in Persons Report, which reflects the Department’s assessment of the human trafficking situation worldwide and provides a narrative for each country, summarizing and evaluating their government’s progress in preventing trafficking, …

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2013 Country Reports on Human Rights

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • March 1, 2014

This week the U.S. State Department released the latest of its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (known popularly as the Human Rights Reports), and submitted them to Congress, as required by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 …

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Detention Watch Network

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • January 15, 2011

Those needing resources on immigration law, asylum, and deportation issues this semester should check out the website of Detention Watch Network, an advocacy group that works to educate the public and policymakers as well as to advocate for detention system …

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New International Law Library

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • September 11, 2010

If you have ever tried to track down an elusive case from an international court or human rights tribunal, the best news this week may be the launch of the International Law Library, self-described as the “most comprehensive free-access …

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • June 16, 2010

There is still time to catch a film at the New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival. The line-up includes a film about immigration reform, genocide in Cambodia and the Mexican criminal justice system.

Ernster, the Virtual Library …

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The International Civil Rights Center and Museum

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • February 3, 2010

The New York Times has an informative article on the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The museum opened on February 1, 2010 and is housed in the former Woolworth’s building where the original Greensboro lunch …

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AIDSLEX

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • January 30, 2010

AIDSLEX (the AIDS and Law Exchange) is a new internet resource bringing together information and ideas on HIV/AIDS, the law and human rights. This free multi-lingual and global database and web portal, launched in 2009, includes a constantly growing collection …

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Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • May 18, 2009

The 20th annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival is scheduled from June 11 through June 25. This year, over 20 films are featured, touching human rights issues across the globe. One particularly interesting film is The Reckoning — a …

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The Human Trafficking Project

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • March 23, 2009

The Human Trafficking Project is a good place to keep track of issues surrounding human trafficking and related crimes. The blog features news, government reports and legislation about trafficking and also provides commentary and discussion about the problem. Recent …

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