Human Rights Brief ~ Center for Human Rights

and Humanitarian Law

Washington College of Law, American University ~ Volume 4, Number 1 ~ Fall 1996


Plight of France's Sans-Papiers Gives a Face to Struggle Over Immigration Reform

by Christian O'Connell

Mediation in the Federation of Bosnia-Hercegovina

by Peter Backes

News from the Inter-American System

Changes to U.S. Law Threaten Refugees: An Illustration Based on WCL Clinic Cases

by Sarah Paoletti

News from the International War Crimes Tribunals

by Brian Tittemore

Food Shortage in North Korea: Humanitarian Aid Versus Policy Objectives

by Timothy Min

Point/Counterpoint: Trials in Absentia

Articles by Professor Herman Schwartz and Professor Diane Orentlicher

MDRI Releases Report on Hungary's Mental Health System
by Kate Nahapetian

Inaugural Moot Court Successful

by Farah Pervez

MDRI Advocates for Mental Disability Rights in Latin America

by Catherine O'Malley

Alumnus Profile: Peter Backes

by Gillian Brady

Center News

Faculty/Staff News

Credits & Copyright Information

The Human Rights Brief is a publication of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in conjunction with the Washington College of Law at American University. No portion of this newsletter may be reprinted without the express written permission of The Human Rights Brief. All correspondence, reprinting requests, and articles proposed for publication may be sent to: American University, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8181 Phone (202) 274-4180, fax (202) 274-0783, e-mail:

Directors of the Center For Human Rights and Humanitarian Law:
Robert Goldman, Claudio Grossman, Herman Schwartz
Executive Director:
Robert Guitteau, Jr.
D. Michelle Domke
Senior Articles Editors:
Gillian Brady, David Clark
Managing Editor:
Chandini Burt
Point/Counterpoint Editor:
Nicole Clarke
Junior Articles Editors:
Prabhu Patel, Rajeev Purohit, J. Michael Springman
Field Reports Editors:
Monika Talwar, Jamie Underwood
Trends Editors:
Gary Rabkin, Alexandra Wisotsky
Center News Editor:
Minh Ngoc Nguyen
Faculty/Alumni News Editor:
Aimee Meacham
International Tribunals Editor:
Ewen Allison
Inter-American System Editors:
Patrick Moran, Amy Stern
Alumni Board:
Vanessa Allen, Gabriel Eckstein, Fernando González-Martín, Claudia Martin, Rochus Pronk, Ayesha Qayyum, Diego Rodríguez, Brian Tittemore, Shashikala Warrier
Newsletter Staff:
Kim Anglin, Marie Hurlbut, Stephen Jacques, Ian Macdonald, Timothy Min, Jennifer Morris, Christian O'Connell, Sarah Paoletti, Farah Pervez, Christine Poulon
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