Recent & Archived PIHRL News
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 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 Commissions, one of the most controversial tribunals in U.S. history.
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.