Recent & Archived PIHRL News
Professor George Edwards is the principal author for the “Guantanamo Bay Fair Trial Checklist” which is being compiled for use by non-governmental organization observers witnessing the military commission proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Paul Babcock, a 4L evening student at IU McKinney, is editor-in-chief of the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review for the 2014-2015 academic year. What follows is a Q and A interview Babcock gave to Graduate Studies Program Manager Perfecto ‘Boyet’ Caparas, ’05.
Professor George Edwards traveled recently to Panama and Ecuador, where he made presentations to law students interested in earning advanced law degrees in the United States. Professor Edwards wrote about both presentations on the blog for his book, LL.M. Roadmap.
Wele Elangwe, LL.M. ’10, recently published an article on gender equality in an African Development Bank publication, and won the top award for best faculty oral presentation for her talk titled “From Disdain to Esteem: An Auto-ethnographical Study on the Socio-Cultural Attitudes on Disability in Africa and the United States.”
Professor George Edwards and Chuck Dunlap, ’96, visited with retired Congressman Lee Hamilton on June 3 to discuss the Military Commission Observation Project.
Professors Edwards and Waterhouse to Take Part in Panel Discussions During National Bar Association Meetings
Professor Carlton Waterhouse and Professor George Edwards are scheduled to present during the National Bar Association International Affiliates Meeting in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Jeffrey Meding, ’13, traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while Hattie Harman, ’10, and Jeff Kerner, ’02, went to Fort Meade in Maryland to observe hearings as part of IU McKinney’s participation in the Military Commissions Observation Project. Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Pat Riley, ’74, traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the week of April 21 to observe hearings related to the attack on the USS Cole.
Jeffrey Meding, ’13, and Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Pat Riley, ’74, have been chosen to take part in the Program in International Human Rights Law’s Military Commission Observation Project.
Deadline March 21 for IU McKinney Alumni, Faculty and Staff to Apply to Visit Guantanamo Bay for Hearings
IU McKinney’s Program in International Human Rights Law (PIHRL) is putting together a contingent to travel to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during April to observe hearings related to the September 11 attacks and the attack on the USS Cole.
Scott Bates, president of the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C., and a long-serving adjunct professor at IU McKinney School of Law, was the speaker at a meeting of the Indianapolis Committee on Foreign Relations on March 6.
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law welcomes Judge Iris Yassmin Barrios Aguilar on March 11 to celebrate her recognition from the U.S. State as a Secretary of State 2014 International Women of Courage award recipient.
Group from IU McKinney Gets NGO Observer Status to Visit Guantanamo Bay U.S. Military Commission Hearings
The Pentagon’s Convening Authority for Guantanamo Bay U.S. Military Commissions has awarded nongovernmental organization observer status to the Program in International Human Rights Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. This new status will permit students, staff and faculty to travel to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to observe, study, and critique criminal hearings of U.S. Military Commission.
Professor George Edwards Named to Advisory Committee of Universal Rights Group Think Tank in Switzerland
Professor George E. Edwards was named a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Universal Rights Group (URG), which is a small, independent international human rights law think tank based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Professor George Edwards presented at the National Bar Association (NBA) Judicial Council Mid-Winter Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Edwards spoke about international human rights law, international legal education, diplomacy, and the rule of law in the United States, in Morocco and around the globe.
Professor George Edwards moderated a panel discussion during the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting. The topic under discussion was “Educating Non-U.S. Law Professors.”
Professor George Edwards traveled to Fort Meade in Maryland on December 19 to observe secure satellite television feeds of pre-trial hearings for detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The hearings were in the case of five defendants who are accused of masterminding the September 11 World Trade Center attacks.
Professor George Edwards recently had an opportunity to visit the demilitarized zone/joint security area that straddles the border between North Korea and South Korea. He was in the region to speak at the launch of the Global Intelligence Forum.
Professor George E. Edwards was elected to three graduate and international legal education leadership positions within the Association of American Law Schools.