October 23, 2012

IRR News Report

Winter 2003


  • Health Rights Committee Co-Chair George J. Annas wrote an article featured in the Nov. 28, 2002, issue of the New England Medical Journal entitled, "Moral Progress, Mental Retardation, and the Death Penalty."

  • Committee on International Human Rights Co-Chair Maryam Elahi published on op-ed on Iraqi war crimes in the Oct. 7, 2002, issue of the Hartford Courant.

  • Women's Rights Committee Co-Chair Julia Ernst and Section Director Penny Wakefield received the Human Rights Award presented by the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) at the 2002 Human Rights Day Program on Dec. 10, for their leadership of the CEDAW ratification project and helping to bring it further than it has ever been in the ratification process.

  • Privacy and Information Protection Committee Vice-Chair Jeff Rosen wrote an article for The New Republic entitled, "Thank Goodness for Dick Armey," discussing the retiring House Majority Leader's holdup of Department of Homeland Security legislation in October 2002, and his defense of civil liberties since Sept. 11, 2001. Rosen also published an article in the Oct. 7, 2002, edition of The New York Times, on the use of circumstantial evidence in post 9/11 cases and an article in the Sept. 15, 2002, edition of The Washington Post, discussing the fight to uphold civil liberties post 9/11.

  • Section Council Member Ginny Sloan received the Washington Council of Lawyers' 2002 President's Award on Nov. 6.

  • On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Criminal Justice Committee Co-Chair Ron Weich debated the constitutionality and merits of California's Three Strikes sentencing law with a California prosecutor on C-SPAN. The U. S. Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases challenging that law the following day.