HUMAN RIGHTS SERIES 2014 (WEDNESDAYS FROM 12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. MONDALE HALL 15)

APRIL 2, 2014 @ 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
THE UNTOLD STORY OF DR. AAFIA SIDDIQUI
JUSTICE MUST NOT ONLY BE DONE; IT MUST BE SEEN TO BE DONE
MONDALE HALL ROOM 15

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is a PHD and as well as an MIT graduate. In 2003, she was placed on the Most Wanted List by the FBI. The U.S. media was quick to label her as “Lady Al-Qaeda”. Later the same year, she disappeared under mysterious circumstances from Pakistan. People close to her claimed that she was in the custody of U.S. agencies—a claim the U.S. government vehemently denied. In August 2008, she was presented in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan, New York. Wounded, bandaged, doubled over in a wheelchair, and barely able to speak—she had been shot in the stomach by one of the very soldiers she stood accused of attempting to murder. Not even a single terrorism related offence was included in her charge sheet though. Her trial followed, not only in the courtroom but also in the media. What happened next can be best described in the words of Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General: “I haven’t witnessed such bare injustice in my entire career”.

On Wednesday, April 2, Ehtasham Anwar, a Humphrey Fellow at the Human Rights Center, will lead a mock trial style presentation on some of the most contentious aspects of the Siddiqi case. Join, Mr. Anwar, and explore for yourself a case which has left behind more questions than answers!

For more information about Mr. Anwar:

https://www.law.umn.edu/humphreyfellows/current-humphrey-fellows.html

THIS SERIES IS CO-SPONSORED BY: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL-LEGAL SUPPORT NETWORK

Children & The Law: Bhutan’s Emerging Child Protection Unit

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Please join us!
March 26th Human Rights Session
12:15-1:15pm
Children & The Law: Bhutan’s Emerging Child Protection Unit
Walter F. Mondale Hall, Room 15

Originally posted on The Human Rights Center's Fellowship Programs: Stories from the Field:

Children & The Law: Bhutan's Emerging Child Protection Unit

Please join us!
March 26th Human Rights Session
12:15-1:15pm
Children & The Law: Bhutan’s Emerging Child Protection Unit
Walter F. Mondale Hall, Room 15

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Monday, March 3 – Award Announcements for Tackling Torture at the Top’s Video Contest

Award Announcements for Tackling Torture at the Top’s Video Contest
Monday, March 3

12:15 pm.
Human Rights Center, U of M Law School, Room 65, Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South Minneapolis.

Includes showing and announcement of prizes for winning videos. Talk with members of WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top Committee and view the film contest nominees and award winners.

Sponsored by WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top Committee.

FFI: contact the WAMM office

Flyer for Ms. Sreedharan's presentation.

February 19, 2014 Human Rights Session: Refugees in Malaysia

Originally posted on The Human Rights Center's Fellowship Programs: Stories from the Field:

Flyer for Ms. Sreedharan's presentation.

In 2012, according to the UNHCR, almost 920,000 people applied for asylum or refugee status. These are people who are seeking safety from persecution in their home countries. They are often fleeing from threats of violence, rape, or torture. They may have used their entire life savings to escape their home country. They may be in severe need of medical attention and mental health resources. Yet despite making it to the relative safety of another country, their struggle may be far from over.

On Wednesday, February 19, Humphrey Fellow Liva Sreedharan will discuss how approximately 100,000 refugees in her home country of Malaysia go out of the frying pan and into the fire, escaping persecution in their home countries only to arrive in Malaysia, where they are perceived as illegal immigrants. Ms. Sreedharan will talk about the particular vulnerability of women refugees to abuse and exploitation, and how this ill-treatment…

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