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Section Newsletter Articles on Human Rights

Thoughts on the creation of the United Nations Human Rights Council By Mark E. Wojcik International and Immigration Law, May 2006 The U.N. Human Rights Commission had been created with good intentions for protecting and promoting international human rights law, but along the way the countries who were elected to membership on the Commission had terrible human rights records.
2005 Illinois Human Rights Commission decisions By Alisa B. Arnoff Labor and Employment Law, March 2006 Recent cases of interest to labor & employment law practitioners.  
Case comment By Thomas A. Bruno Human Rights, December 2004 The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled (The City of Urbana, Appellee, v. Andrew N.B., Appellant.-The City of Champaign, Appellee, v. Montrell D.H., Appellant. ; Docket Nos 95408, 95803; Opinion filed June 24, 2004) that it is a misuse of the contempt power of the court to impose a sentence of incarceration on minor defendants who fail to meet the terms of their court supervision sentences in municipal ordinance violation cases.
Have you joined RISSNET? By James Bumgarner Human Rights, September 2003 If you are presently a member of VGTOF, Capps, TIA, or TIDISDM, you are also a member of RISSNET.
Protecting every Illinois family By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, December 2002 Imagine that you are a seven-year-old boy. Your parents rent a summer cottage at a campground for a vacation.
Illinois Native American Bar challenges racial school sports name of “redskins” By Richard L. Hutchison Human Rights, January 2002 In the litigation Mathew Beaudet refers to in the last paragraph of his article, the Illinois Native American Bar Association filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Huntley Illinois High and Middle School.
The A, B, and C of an ALJ decision: Gilchrist v. Human Rights Commission, No.1-99-1054, decided March 27, 2000 By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, July 2000 In Gilchrist v. Human Rights Commission, the First District Appellate Court held, sua sponte, that the Illinois Human Rights Commission (the "Commission") exceeded its statutory authority when it (1) entered an order that allowed an administrative law judge ("ALJ") to issue a written decision on a matter that the ALJ had not personally presided over, and (2) accepted, in its entirety, the "recommended order and decision" of that ALJ.