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International Human Rights Day and Police Abuse in the US

On International Human Rights Day, Consider the U.N.‘s Statements on the American Justice System We usually think of “human rights abuses” as something that occur abroad. But recent U.N. proceedings have strong words for the U.S.’s domestic and international activities. more »

UN Report: US Authorities Should Act to Combat Police Torture and Violence

UN Committee Against Torture Report: U.S. Authorities Should Act to Combat Police Torture and Violence in Chicago and Across the Nation December 10th is International Human Rights Day, which was first declared in 1950 by the United Nations in order more »

Judge rules that Rasmea can be released pending sentencing

People’s Law Office is happy to announce that Rasmea Odeh, beloved community leader, is being released on bond and going home.  PLO attorney, Michael Deutsch, is part of Rasmea’s defense team. Press inquiries: Hatem Abudayyeh, 773.301.4108, We are pleased to more »


Forty five years ago this morning, lawyers, law students and staff from the four month old People’s Law Office were summoned to a west-side Chicago apartment to bear witness to unmistakable evidence that one of their most respected young clients more »

UN Committee Against Torture Calls Out the US Government

UN Committee Against Torture Calls Out US Government for Failing to Comply with Its International Obligations in the Burge Torture Cases: Calls on the US to Pass the Burge Torture Reparations Ordinance in Chicago CHICAGO — On Friday, November 28, more »
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