A Clinical Model for Bringing International Human Rights Home: Human Rights Reporting on Conditions of Immigrant Detention

Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Vol. 7, No. 649, Spring/Summer 2009

24 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2009  

Gwynne Skinner

Willamette University - College of Law

Date Written: June 1, 2009

Abstract

This article describes the design of the Seattle University School of Law International Human Rights Clinic and the model the Clinic developed and used in preparing an international human rights report regarding the conditions of immigrant detention at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. The report continues to have a substantial impact on a very important human rights issue close to home-the treatment of both documented and undocumented immigrants. In addition, this article details why the project was chosen and how it was designed and developed. Finally, the article measures the project's pedagogical outcomes against accepted legal clinical pedagogi-cal principles.

Keywords: Human Rights Reporting, Detention

Suggested Citation

Skinner, Gwynne, A Clinical Model for Bringing International Human Rights Home: Human Rights Reporting on Conditions of Immigrant Detention (June 1, 2009). Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Vol. 7, No. 649, Spring/Summer 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1476459

Gwynne Skinner (Contact Author)

Willamette University - College of Law ( email )

245 Winter St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
United States

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