Albany Law Students Present on Health and Human Rights in Central and South America and the Caribbean

Albany Law Students Present on Health and Human Rights in Central and South America and the Caribbean
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Albany Law School (ALS) students gathered with ALS and University at Albany faculty to present their research on prisoner's rights and indigenous populations in Central American, South American and Caribbean countries.

 

The presentations covered a variety of issues relating to these two subjects. Issues surrounding excessive use and numbers of pre-trial detention were covered extensively. Concerns regarding the statelessness and unfair land rights concerning indigenous peoples and their connections to health rights among indigenous communities were also highlighted. These presentations provided an understanding of the international and domestic law responsibilities of the states discussed towards prisoners and indigenous communities, as well as issues with these laws in application.

Presentations included the following countries, among several others: Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador.

These presentations are a part of an ongoing pro bono project between Albany Law School and the University at Albany's Global Institute for Health and Human Rights. The project focuses on facilitating student research on health and human rights issues in prison systems and indigenous communities worldwide.