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Dec 2012 - The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property received an award of $13,500 from the Open Society Foundations for travel support for four Open Educational Resources Advocates to participate in the Second Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest.
Dec 2012 - The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property received an award of $189,802 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support the work of Profs. Peter Jaszi and Patricia Aufderheide (at SOC) on the Orphan Works Best Practices Project.
Dec 2012 - The Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project within WCL's Program on Law & Government received a $25,000 award from the Bernstein Family Foundation for Core Support.
Dec 2012 - The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law received a $1,000,000 award from the U.S. Agency for International Development through the Higher Education for Development for its project titled U.S. Colombia Human Rights Teaching and Research Partnership Program: Alianza Valle del Cauca.
Dec 2012 - The War Crimes Research Office received two awards from the Open Society Foundations: $90,000 to support its continued work with Pence Law Library on the Afghanistan Documentation Project, and $170,000 for WCRO general support in 2013.
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The Office of Grants and Programs supports many of the law school's innovative initiatives and works closely with AU's Office of Sponsored Programs. Please contact us with questions!
First Ever Joint Legal Aid Complaint Submitted to the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
A coalition of 28 non-profit legal and social services organizations submitted a complaint on December 13, 2012 to the U.N. arguing that the practice of denying farmworkers the right to have visitors and social services providers the right to meaningful access to migrant farmworker labor camps is a violation of human rights law.
Maryland Legal Aid, with technical assistance from the law school's Local Human Rights Lawyering Project (under the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law), spearheaded the complaint submitted to Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona, U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, by legal services, health care, workers' rights, anti-trafficking organizations, and other community service programs that serve migrant farmworkers, representing all 50 states.
The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law received funding from the Ford Foundation to implement its Local Human Rights Lawyering Project. The Project's Director, Lauren Bartlett, works with legal aid attorneys to integrate human rights in their daily work.
Anti-Torture Initiative Hosts Convening of Experts to Discuss Torture in Healthcare Settings with UN Special Rapporteur
The Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI), housed within the law school's Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, is funded by a grant from the Oak Foundation. With additional support from the Open Society Foundations, ATI hosted a convening of experts to discuss torture in healthcare settings.
Experts from around the world traveled to WCL to brief Professor Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (SRT), in preparation for his thematic report on legal standards and best practices involving the prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the provision of health services.
Professor Mendez is expected to present his thematic report at the UN Human Rights Council in March 2013. For more information on the SRT's mandate and follow-up initiatives (funded by the Oak Foundation), please click here to visit the Center's Anti-Torture Initiative webpage.
GRANT RECIPIENTS IN THE NEWS
Dec 6, CNN - In an op-ed, Leslye Orloff, director of the law school's National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP), explains that the U.S. House of Representatives' blocking of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act could undermine two decades of relief for immigrant victims. NIWAP currently receives funding from the Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, as well as a grant from the State Justice Institute. MORE
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