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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

Mandamus  |  4th Dist.

Fillmore v. Taylor, 2019 IL 122626 (April 18, 2019) Sangamon Co. (THOMAS) Appellate court affirmed in part and reversed in part; circuit court affirmed in part and reversed in part.

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.

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