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Human Rights

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Section ProspectusThe Human Rights Section Council:

  • educates the people of Illinois about their human rights and the human rights of others;
  • informs the people of Illinois about the impact on such rights by existing or proposed laws, and the policies and actions of governments or other actors;
  • assists the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) membership in understanding and protecting the human rights of their clients; 
  • encourages solidarity between the Illinois bar and all members of the national and international legal profession as a means of strengthening human rights and the rule of law;
  • advises the ISBA on issues related to human rights; and
  • promotes the legal recognition and protection of human rights.


Recent Related Cases

Illinois Supreme Court / Civil

Malicious Prosecution  |  4th Dist.

Beaman v. Freesmeyer, 2019 IL 122654 (February 7, 2019) McLean Co. (KILBRIDE) Appellate court reversed; remanded.

Illinois Supreme Court / Civil

Biometric Information Privacy Act  |  2d Dist.

Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., 2019 IL 123186 (January 25, 2019) Lake Co. (KARMEIER) Certified questions answered; appellate court reversed; remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

FOIA  |  3d Dist.

Turner v. Joliet Police Department, 2019 IL App (3d) 170819 (January 7, 2019) Will Co. (O'BRIEN) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

FOIA  |  1st Dist.

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Inc v. The Board of Education of the City of Chicago, 2018 IL App (1st) 171846 (December 3, 2018) Cook Co., 1st Div, (MIKVA) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Involuntary Admission  |  4th Dist.

In re Bonnie S., 2018 IL App (4th) 170227 (December 3, 2018) McLean Co. (STEIGMANN) Affirmed.

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