3 events 1 experience of a lifetime

New York City, NY
March 4-7, 2015

San Francisco, CA
December 10-13, 2014

Atlanta, GA
October 31-November 2, 2014

Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural (SOCHUM)

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners.

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. United Nations, 1955. Accessed 23 June 2014. http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6b36e8.html. This is the UN document regarding the treatment of prisoners.

Torture in 2014

Torture in 2014. Amnesty International, 2014. Accessed 1 July 2014. http://amnesty.org/en/stoptorture. This is a report by Amnesty International on the topic of prison throughout the world.

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Neglected Needs: Girls in the Criminal Justice System

Neglected Needs: Girls in the Criminal Justice System. London: Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice, 2014. Accessed on 10 June 2014. http://www.penalreform.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/girls-crim-just-v4.... This is a report regarding girls in the criminal justice system.

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Nothing Can Justify Torture Under Any Circumstances

Nothing Can Justify Torture Under Any Circumstances. Geneva: OMCT, 2014. Accessed 21 July 2014. http://www.omct.org/files/2014/07/22752/rpprt2013_en_omct14.pdf. This is the 2013 Annual Report by the World Organisation Against Torture.

Background Note: Open-Ended Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting on the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

Background Note: Open-Ended Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting on the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. Vienna: UN Office on Drugs and Crime, 2012. Accessed 29 June 2014. http://www.unodc.org/documents/justice-and-prison-reform/AGMs/Backgroun d_note.pdf. This is a document containing background as to why minimum rules for prisoners need to change.

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (“The Beijing Rules”)

A/RES/40/33. “United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (“The Beijing Rules”).” 29 November 1985. Accessed 10 June 2014. http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/40/a40r033.htm. This is the UN rules for children in the prison system.

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United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules)

A/RES/65/230. “United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules).” 16 March 2011. Accessed 10 June 2014. https://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/docs/2010/res%202010-16.pdf. This is the UN Rules regarding treatment of women prisoners and non-custodial measures for women offenders.

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Your Clothes Were Made by a Bangladeshi Climate Refugee

Black, George. “Your Clothes Were Made by a Bangladeshi Climate Refugee.” Mother Jones.
Last modified 30 July 2013. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013
/07/bangladesh-garment-workers-climate-change?page=2 .
George Black writes for an investigative journal and here reveals the horrible living conditions for citizens of Bangladesh who were displaced from their homes because of climate change processes.

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Linking Human Rights and Climate Change at the UN

Knox, John. "Linking Human Rights and Climate Change at the UN." Harvard
Environmental Law Review 33, No 2. (2009): 478-498. Accessed 25 June 2013. http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/elr/vol33_2/Knox.pdf.
Knox discusses the first resolution of the UN (published under the Human Rights Council) that links climate change and human rights and analyzes the legality and rights’ infringement of climate change.

Small island developing states: coastal systems, global change and sustainability

Hay, John. “Small island developing states: coastal systems, global change and sustainability.”
Sustainability Science 8, (July 2013): 309–326. Accessed 25 June 2013. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11625-013-0214-8.
This journal article argues that sustainable development is a larger issue in SIDS (small island developing states), where he effects of climate change are more strongly felt and efforts to reduce their effects are less resilient. Provides examples of several initiatives that SIDS should utilize to improve sustainability against climate change.