International Human Rights


Committee Mandate

The International Human Rights Committee has both a scholarly and organizing function. It forms study groups on under-explored and challenging topics of human rights law to produce white papers and group publications. It also organizes participants to file amicus briefs in cases affecting human rights in the United States, and to bring important issues to the attention of international human rights authorities, such as the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights Committee, High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In addition, the Committee sponsors panel proposals for International Law Weekend.

Current IHR ongoing projects are:
Subcommittee on Human Rights and Gun Violence in the United States (Leila Sadat, Chair)
Subcommittee on U.S. Compliance with International Human Rights Law (Aaron Fellmeth, Chair)
Working Group on Consumer Protection and Human Rights (Alexandra Harrington, Chair; Tej Srimushnam, Vice Chair)

Committee Leaders

Chair

Aaron X. Fellmeth
aaron.fellmeth@asu.edu


46 members


Committee Members

Date Description
Feb. 16, 2017

Brief Of Amicus Curiae Of The Human Rights Committee (Darweesh v. Trump et al.)

March 24, 2009

Brief Of Amicus Curiae Of The Human Rights Committee (Republic of Iraq v. Jordan Beaty et al.)

Oct. 19, 2009 ABILA congratulates Honorable Harold Koh on confirmation as Legal Adviser to U.S. State Department
Dec. 31, 2004

Amicus Brief in DeMore v. Hyung Joon Kim [Originally prepared by the Extradition and Human Rights Committee], 2003-2004 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 45

March 1, 2009

Amicus Brief in Freund v. Societe Nationale Des Chemins De Fer Francais

April 11, 2017

Brief Of Amicus Curiae Of The Human Rights Committee (State of Hawai'i v. Trump et al.)

Dec. 31, 2004

Amicus Brief, Commonwealth v. Diemer, 2003-2004 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 100.

Dec. 31, 2004

Amicus Brief in Beharry v. Ashcroft [Originally prepared by the Extradition and Human Rights Committee], 2003-2004 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 45

Dec. 31, 2002

Amicus Brief, Reno et al. v. Kim Ho Ma [Originally prepared by the Extradition and Human Rights Committee], 2001-2002 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 97.

Dec. 31, 2002

Amicus Brief, Fierro v. Johnson [Originally prepared by the Extradition and Human Rights Committee], 2001-2002 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 97.

Nov. 13, 2001

Letter to the Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senate. RE: International Law and Constitutional Law Ramifications of the President’s Military Order of November 13, 2001, 2001-2002 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 140.

Dec. 31, 2000

Initial Draft Provisions for an International Protocol on Rights of Persons With Disabilities, 1999-2000 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 473.

Dec. 31, 2000

Letter to the Honorable Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State, United States Department of State, 1999-2000 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 479.

Dec. 1, 2000

Letter to the Honorable Gray Davis, Governor, State of California, 1999-2000 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 483.

Dec. 31, 2000

Letter to Slobodan Milosevic, President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, 1999-2000 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 489.

Dec. 31, 2000

An Overview of the Pinochet Litigation [Originally prepared by the Extradition and Human Rights Committee], 1999-2000 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 344, available at: http://heinonline.org  Reprinted at: William J. Aceves, An Overview of the Pinochet Litigation, 41 Harvard Int'l L.J. 129 (2000)

Dec. 31, 2000

Pinochet, Specialty and Jus Cogens [Originally prepared by the Extradition and Human Rights Committee], 1999-2000 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 344.

Dec. 31, 2000

The Pinochet Extradition Case and Beyond: Human Rights Clauses Compared to Traditional Derivative Protects such as Double Criminality [Originally prepared by the Extradition and Human Rights Committee], 1999-2000 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 344.

Dec. 31, 2000

Amicus Brief, Kim Ho Ma v. Reno et al.. [Originally prepared by the Extradition and Human Rights Committee], 1999-2000 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 344.

Dec. 31, 1998

Amicus Brief, Breard v. Netherland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1997-1998 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 129.

Dec. 31, 1998

Letter to the Attorney General of the United States, Accompanying Report on the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1997-1998 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 159.

Dec. 31, 1998

Report on the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations: Rights, Wrongs, and Remedies, 1997-1998 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 163.

Dec. 31, 1994

International Abductions, 1993-1994 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 63.

Dec. 31, 1994

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women,1993-1994 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 68.

Dec. 31, 1994

Letter to Department of State Regarding Election of Officials to the Organization of American States, 1993-1994 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 84.

Dec. 31, 1992

Reports on Universal Declaration on Human Rights, 1991-1992 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 46.

Dec. 31, 1992

Report on Right to Food, 1991-1992 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 96.

Dec. 31, 1992

Report on International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1991-1992 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 98.

Dec. 31, 1990

Amnesty Laws, International Law, and the American Convention on Human Rights, by Robert Kogod Goldman, 1989-1990 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 75.

Dec. 31, 1990

Resolution of the Committee on Human Rights regarding amnesty laws, 1989-1990 Proceedings of the American Branch of the International Law Association 84.

Dec. 31, 1988

The Right to Food: Implementation Measures, by Professor Charles Siegal, 1987-1988 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 127.

Dec. 31, 1986

The Missing First Step in the Human Rights Movement, by Professor S. Prakash Sinha, 1985-1986 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 71.

Dec. 31, 1984

General committee updates, 1983-1984 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 53.

Dec. 31, 1984

Human Rights Law, The U.S. Constitution and Methods of Judicial Incorporation, 1983-1984 Proceedings and Committee Reports of the American Branch of the International Law Association 56.

Dec. 3, 2018

Petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Seeking a Determination on the Discriminatory Policy of Suspending Immigration of Certain Muslims by the United States of America

Jan. 14, 2019

The U.S. Gun Violence Crisis as a Violation of U.S. Obligations Under the ICCPR

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