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International Human Rights Clinic

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UW students, staff, and faculty with questions about:

  •  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Executive Orders 13769 and 13780 (Travel Ban)
  • Applying for Asylum 
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

 Please email immsupport@uwyo.edu or call (307) 766-2397.

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Social Trends Analysis for Select Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean

The International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Wyoming College of Law submitted to the Inter-American Development Bank a report on trends in implementing international and regional human rights standards by the Bank's borrower countries. The resort focused on 1) women's rights and gender equality, including with respect to participation; 2) indigenous Afro-descendant people's rights; and 3) stakeholder engagement, particularly freedoms of expression, assembly and association, and information and protection from reprisals. It examined five illustrative countries in the Americas- Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Honduras, and Mexico. The purpose of the report was to inform the IDB's revision of its Environment and Social Policy Framework.

 

Faculty Supervisor: Jerry Fowler

Robert J. Golten Fellow: Martha (Tate) Jenkins

Jerry Fowler

The International Human Rights Clinic at the COL was founded in 2013 as a pillar of the University of Wyoming’s Center for International Human Rights Law & Advocacy. The clinic is supported by a dedicated endowment and features advocacy directed by faculty supervisors, as well as a classroom component. The clinic’s international human rights advocacy has included:

  • Litigating a path-breaking maternal mortality case before the Constitutional Court in Uganda

  • Conducting an investigation into trafficking and modern day slavery in the Southeast Asian seafood industry

  • Providing a report to immigration judges on country conditions in Ethiopia

  • Marth Jenkins 2021Research into the torture of dissidents in Bahrain

  • An investigation into oil governance practices in East Africa.

Closer to home, the clinic has successfully represented dozens of asylum seekers, the clinic drafted an influential amicus brief in the 2015 Supreme Court case concerning same-sex marriage, Obergefell v. Hodges, and the clinic has researched and drafted an economic analysis of the contributions of immigrants to Teton County.

 * All clinics are subject to change in terms of content, caseload, and specific course focus in any given year.

 

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