Human Rights for Syrians Initiative

Human Rights for Syrians Initiative The Human Rights for Syrians Initiative (HRSI) is a centralized effort of credible, accessible information and resources to Syrian refugees in the U.S.

The John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic

The John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic

Operating as usual

03/31/2020
UIC John Marshall Law School

International Human Rights Clinic at UIC John Marshall Law School has kept working hard for its clients. So proud of the student clinicians who have adapted so well and keep fighting to protect human rights.

#humanrights #IHRC #justicework #Mondaymotivation #jmlspride

STUDENTS: Welcome back! Starting today (March 30) all classes will resume online. Please be sure to read all emails from Dean Dickerson as they contain important updates. Take care and stay safe.

"More than half of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon are now living in extreme poverty, and the vast majority live below th...
12/15/2017
Over half Syrian refugees in Lebanon in 'extreme poverty': UN

"More than half of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon are now living in extreme poverty, and the vast majority live below the poverty line, the UN's refugee agency said Friday."

"According to the UN, more than a million Syrians have sought refuge in Lebanon since the war in their country erupted after anti-government protests in March 2011."

"The massive influx has tested Lebanon, a country of just four million citizens that already struggled with overstretched resources before the arrival of Syrian refugees."

"Over the last six years of the war, the refugee population has sunk further into debt and poverty, UNHCR said, with 58 percent of households now living in extreme poverty, defined as less than $2.87 per person a day."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5183543/Over-half-Syrian-refugees-Lebanon-extreme-poverty-UN.html

More than half of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon are now living in extreme poverty, and the vast majority live below the poverty line, the UN's refugee...

Reflections of ongoing HRSI work with Syrian asylum seekers"Recently I had the opportunity to attend the LatCrit Biennia...
11/09/2017

Reflections of ongoing HRSI work with Syrian asylum seekers

"Recently I had the opportunity to attend the LatCrit Biennial Conference in Orlando, Florida to present on an article in progress written by myself and my former professor,
Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak.

This article will address the social and economic vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and asylees in the US. Presenting at this conference was an incredible experience that allowed me to discuss my work at the JMLS International Human Rights Clinic’s Human Rights for Syrians Initiative, while getting feedback on the article. It was very inspiring to engage with and learn from likeminded legal scholars and other human rights activists. I made some valuable connections and was able to learn a lot from the other panelists and presenters.

I hope to be apart of this conference again in the future.
I would like to thank Alén Takhsh for his partial sponsorship and for making this amazing opportunity possible."

By: Alexis Andersen The John Marshall Law School alum and former International Human Rights Clinic at The John Marshall Law School project member writes about her recent experience of presenting at the LatCrit Latina/o Critical Legal Theory Biennial Conference held this past September.

#humanrights #jmlspride #latcrit #ihrc #tbt #Throwbackthursday

UIC John Marshall Law School
11/06/2017
UIC John Marshall Law School

UIC John Marshall Law School

ICYMI: Thanks to the hard work of the International Human Rights Clinic at The John Marshall Law School we have been rated a top law school for human rights law! #JmlsPride

10/25/2017
ATTN:

The violence continues in Syria, but we no longer talk about it. Syrians are still suffering.

We must continue to protect Syrians in the U.S. and abroad.

#Syria #Humanitarianaid #Humanrights #Rightsofthechild
#WednesdayWisdom
#HumpDay
#Humanrights
#IHRC
#JMLS

We can't ignore Syria's starving children.

10/24/2017
AJ+

"Can you imagine eating like a refugee for a week?"

#refugees

Can you imagine eating like a refugee for a week? Here's how poor nutrition takes a major toll on your body and mind:

Erdogan, Putin Discuss Turkish Deployment in Syria’s Idlib - Asharq Al-Awsat - Englishhttps://apple.news/AMqaqahDGQbyCm9...
10/22/2017
Erdogan, Putin Discuss Turkish Deployment in Syria’s Idlib — Asharq Al-Awsat - English

Erdogan, Putin Discuss Turkish Deployment in Syria’s Idlib - Asharq Al-Awsat - English
https://apple.news/AMqaqahDGQbyCm9YJTwit-w

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan attend a news conference following their talks in Sochi, Russia, May 3, 2017. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks on Friday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the latest developments in Syria and th...

10/16/2017
NowThis

Refugees contribute so much to our communities. This is a great story!

#refugeeswelcome #nomuslimban #humanrights #ihcr

This Uber driver drove eight hours to help out an NFL player – and then they became friends

Takhsh Law, P.C.
10/15/2017
Takhsh Law, P.C.

Takhsh Law, P.C.

The unprecedented effort to compel judges to complete cases under stricter deadlines threatens the integrity of the #immigrationcourt system, the independence of the #judicialbranch, and the #dueprocess rights of immigrants. #AILA

International Human Rights Clinic at The John Marshall Law School
09/28/2017
International Human Rights Clinic at The John Marshall Law School

International Human Rights Clinic at The John Marshall Law School

With great sorrow in our hearts, we say goodbye to Professor Cherif Bassiouni. Professor Bassiouni was a distinguished scholar in international criminal law and was instrumental in the creation of the International Criminal Court. He was often called “the father of international criminal law.”

Professor Bassiouni helped found the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law and was a very distinguished alum of LLM program at The John Marshall Law School.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/m-cherif-bassiouni-father-of-international-criminal-law-dies-at-79/2017/09/26/7a5e736c-a2c5-11e7-8cfe-d5b912fabc99_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-obit%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.5674bad001ef

The difficulties that Syrian refugees face are no longer in the news, but Syrian refugees continue to need help in findi...
09/11/2017
More than 300 Syrian refugees rescued, arrive in Cyprus

The difficulties that Syrian refugees face are no longer in the news, but Syrian refugees continue to need help in finding safety.

#humanrights #refugees #refugeeswelcome

The vessels were tracked sailing to the north-west of the island and were thought to have set off from the Turkish coastal city of Mersin.

07/26/2017
Syrian Community Network

Syrian Community Network

#CityofGhosts is a MUST SEE. Experience the harrowing true story of brave citizen-journalists [Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently], from the Oscar-nominated director of #CartelLand, NOW PLAYING in Chicago!

BUY TICKETS: tickets.cityofghosts.com

"I was convinced that, as a refugee, I had some sort of rights in the country that welcomed me. For this reason, I searc...
07/25/2017
Political empowerment not a priority for Syrian refugee women

"I was convinced that, as a refugee, I had some sort of rights in the country that welcomed me. For this reason, I searched for a job with local organizations that support refugee women," she says. "Despite encountering all types of harassment during the first year, I did not give up. My goal was to find a job in one of these organizations. I wanted to help prevent other refugee women from going through what I had been through. I wanted them to receive help and support with dignity."

#refugees #humanrights

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/Voices/2017/07/25/Political-empowerment-not-a-priority-for-Syrian-refugee-women/9961500913009/

Though nonprofits hope their empowerment and decision-making workshops prove useful to Syrian refugee women, many women want more pragmatic courses.

07/11/2017
NowThis Her

NowThis Her

These classes are teaching Syrian refugee girls self-defense

Human Rights for Syrians Initiative
07/03/2017

Human Rights for Syrians Initiative

We keep working on justice issues for #Syrian refugees and asylum seekers this summer. Thank you to John Marshall Law Sc...
07/03/2017

We keep working on justice issues for #Syrian refugees and asylum seekers this summer. Thank you to John Marshall Law School Alumni and current students for your support over the years.

Remembering our supporters and continuing our work in the Human Rights for Syrian’s Initiative! #HR4Syria

International Human Rights Clinic at UIC John Marshall Law School
06/28/2017

International Human Rights Clinic at UIC John Marshall Law School

Attorney Alén Takhsh giving our International Human Rights Clinic students an #asylum training. His support and expertise have been incredibly valuable for our work under the Human Rights for Syrians Initiative.

#jmlspride John Marshall Law School(Chicago)

Supreme Court Takes Up Travel Ban Case, and Allows Parts to Go Ahea"WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cleared the way on Mo...
06/27/2017
Supreme Court Takes Up Travel Ban Case, and Allows Parts to Go Ahead

Supreme Court Takes Up Travel Ban Case, and Allows Parts to Go Ahea

"WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cleared the way on Monday for President Trump to prohibit the entry of some people into the United States from countries he deems dangerous, but the justices imposed strict limits on Mr. Trump’s travel ban while they examine the scope of presidential power over the border."

"The court’s opinion sets up a historic legal clash in which the justices will weigh the president’s power to set national security priorities against the need to protect individuals from discrimination based on their religious beliefs or national origin."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/us/politics/supreme-court-trump-travel-ban-case.html?emc=edit_th_20170627&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=69751761&_r=0

In a partial win for President Trump, the court said a limited travel ban could take effect, and agreed to take a case with implications for presidential power.

Latino Rebels
06/22/2017
Latino Rebels

Latino Rebels

Supreme Court limits government's power to revoke citizenship

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HRSI is a legal effort of centralized, credible, and accessible information and resources to Syrian refugees in the U.S. The HRSI establishes a connection between Syrian refugees and service providers. It provides assistance to persons searching for attorneys for asylum representation, relocation services, social services, interpretation, translation services, and education/training opportunities.

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