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Todres Presents on ‘Human Rights in Children’s Literature’ at Book Celebration

“One of our main goals in writing this book is to start a conversation, start many conversations, about how children learn about their rights and their responsibility to respect others’ rights” said Jonathan Todres, professor of law and an internationally recognized expert on children’s rights

He presented his book, Human Rights in… more »

Independence Day: Freedom to….

Even amidst the barbecues, beach trips, and sales during Fourth of July weekend, most Americans are quick to declare proudly that July Fourth is about our independence, our freedom. However we choose to celebrate/observe the holiday, I think we ought to spend some time asking, independent or free to do what, to be what.

To be clear,… more »

Margaret Hughes Vath

Iannarone, Lucas and Vath Elected As American Bar Foundation Fellows

Nicole Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, Lauren Sudeall Lucas, assistant professor of law; and Margaret Hughes Vath, senior lecturer of law, rank among the 1 percent of lawyers in the United States who are members of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation… more »

Todres: Why Bullying Needs More Efforts To Stop It

Posted On May 10, 2016 by Jonathan Todres

The tragic consequences of bullying have become a regular part of the news cycle. In April, an eighth grade girl in Missouri and a sixth grade boy in Pennsylvania committed suicide. Bullying was an important factor, according to their families.

While such devastating cases understandably draw the most attention, they risk leaving the… more »

Todres: The Importance of Human Rights Education

I recently returned from the Global Summit on Childhood in San Jose, Costa Rica, where hundreds of educators had gathered to explore innovative ways to foster child development and learning. Home to the UN-mandated University for Peace and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Costa Rica—which also abolished its… more »

Movies and Myths About Human Trafficking

Hollywood loves a good bad guy.

From ruthless mobsters to drug kingpins to serial killers, evil characters are often plucked from real-world events. As human trafficking has garnered more attention, it was inevitable that the issue would hit the big screen. Traffickers, after all, are your quintessential villains. They enslave and exploit human beings for… more »

Building a Culture of Human Rights

Every December, Human Rights Day challenges us to confront the most pressing human rights crises. This year, many in government and civil society will be focused on the Syrian refugee crisis and other urgent human rights situations. The seemingly endless stream of human rights emergencies demands immediate action. At some point, however, we also… more »

Report Highlights Todres’ Children’s Rights Work

A recent report on bullying by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies highlights the work of Professor of Law Jonathan Todres.

In the Sept. 5 “Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying” report, Todres talks of early interventions to combat this long tolerated and common problem. He suggests that creating incentives… more »