August 2013 Archives

U of M Student Travels to Medellin, Colombia

colombia3.jpgAnna Meteyer, student assistant for the Human Rights Program, will spend 10 weeks in Colombia this summer as part of our partnership with four Colombian law schools. She spent one week at the Universidad de Medellín, where she studied the work being done by students and faculty in the legal clinic to address environmental degradation that has resulted in many fatalities. She then traveled to Universidad Católica de Oriente, where she will intern for the rest of her stay in Colombia.

University of Minnesota-Colombia Project Underway

colombia.jpgThe University of Minnesota and Medellín, Colombia law schools partnership kicked off when Human Rights Program Director Barbara Frey and Humphrey Fellow Diana Quintero traveled to Medellín during the first week of December. Frey and Quintero met with the deans of all four law schools involved in the project to finalize objectives. This successful trip is the first step in a nearly three year USAID High Education for Development project designed to strengthen the capacities of the Colombian law schools to teach, research, and provide clinical legal representation toward the promotion of international human rights.

medellin.jpgThe University of Minnesota has received a $1.25 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Higher Education for Development (HED), to create a human rights law school partnership between the university and four law schools in Medellín, Colombia, to strengthen the capacities of the Medellín schools to teach, research and provide clinical legal representation toward the promotion of international human rights and the rule of law.

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