Monthly Archives: July 2014

Real Commitment or Just a Show? An outsider perspective on the 2014 U.S. government human rights consultation sessions

By Reut Cohen As a Herman Schwartz Israel Human Rights Law Fellow at American University‚Äôs Washington College of Law, I have had the privilege this past year to experience American life on the inside, but as an outsider. I call … Continue reading

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No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities

Imagine living in a place where it is illegal to sleep, sit, lie down, or share food outdoors. Imagine that this is a place where you are often ignored or rejected by your fellow townspeople, police officers, and local elected … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar – No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities

Which US cities have the worst policies that criminalize homelessness? How have criminalization laws changed in the past few years? What are some constructive solutions that communities can use to deal with homelessness? Join the National Law Center on Homelessness … Continue reading

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Countering Criminalization: Constitutional Challenges Under the Fourteenth Amendment

This is the part six of our Countering Criminalization blog series, examining Constitutional Challenges and Constructive Alternatives to the criminalization of homelessness. The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees all Americans due process and equal protection of the laws. States and cities cannot … Continue reading

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