Content tagged with "September 2011 - Issue 6 Volume 1"
September 23Victims’ rights are human rights.
Human rights are those basic rights and freedoms to which all people are entitled. Common sense tells us that victims of stalking deserve to be protected; co-victims of homicide are entitled to an opportunity to speak about the impact of the crime; child-victims should have their privacy protected; and all victims deserve to be treated with dignity, fairness, and respect throughout the criminal justice process.
Every time we endeavor to protect, enforce, or advance victims’ rights we are ensuring that victims are afforded basic human rights.
September 23Sarah Hays is a dual degree candidate in Law and Conflict & Dispute Resolution at the University of Oregon School of Law who interned with NCVLI’s Safeguarding Child-Victims’ Rights Initiative during the summer of 2011.
September 23Dear Victims’ Rights Community,
This summer, we were honored to work with incredibly talented and passionate members of our community. In this issue you will learn about some of these people: the law student interns who spent their summers working on behalf of victims and the many local community members who came to our Community Open House to show support for and get further involved with NCVLI and our partner clinic, the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center. We were also fortunate to work with some of the premier victims’ rights attorneys in the country, who served as pro bono local counsel this summer in groundbreaking victims’ rights cases reaching all levels of the court system - trial courts, state supreme courts, and the United States Supreme Court. Practitioners on the ground around the country ensure that victim voices are heard, moving the courts toward recognizing these rights as fundamental human rights. In this issue’s segment on rights we discuss the importance of viewing crime victims’ rights through a human rights lens. Watch our next issue for spotlights of pro bono attorneys who brought these fundamental rights to the attention of the courts in critical victims’ rights cases this summer!
September 8On September 1st, NCVLI and our partner clinic, the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center (OCVLC), hosted an Open House for the community to learn about how to get involved with victims’ rights. Speakers included Lewis & Clark Law School Dean Robert Klonoff, NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin, OCVLC Legal Director Janine Robben, and community members who have donated time as interns and pro bono attorneys. To learn more and see the pictures from this event, click here.