Frank C. Newman Intern Marie Vincent ’12
For the 19th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Human Rights Advocates (HRA) continued its work on juvenile justice, with a focus on extreme sentencing practices in violation of international law—namely, the death penalty, life imprisonment without any possibility of release, and corporal punishment. We also addressed the problem of age determination in countries lacking birth registration systems.
Director of the Frank C. Newman International Human Rights Law Clinic Connie de la Vega
At the 19th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, I was honored to participate as a panelist at the all-day event on the rights of the child, which included one session on the administration of justice. My presentation on the panel, available below, was on inhuman sentencing of juveniles—including the death penalty, life imprisonment, and corporal punishment.