Center for Victim and Human Rights’ (CVHR) very own Emily Djabi has been appointed as committee chair to The Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficked Humans Task Force’s (IPATH) Community Awareness, Prevention, and Education (CAPE) committee, formerly known as the Outreach Committee. Emily began her work at CVHR as a volunteer interpreter, as she wanted to be involved with CVHR’s cause in any way she could contribute, eventually accepting a job as Community Outreach Coordinator in 2016. She is a recent graduate of IUPUI’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, completing a Master of Public Affairs in Non-Profit Management in summer of 2017. She is eager for the opportunity to play a direct role in combating human trafficking as chair of CAPE Committee.
In December of 2017, the Center for Victim and Human Rights hired a new Staff Attorney, Leontiy V. Korolev, thanks to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust was established upon the death of Nina Mason Pulliam in 1997 to support the causes she loved in her home states of Arizona and Indiana. The Trust seeks to help people in need, protect animals and nature, and enrich community life in metropolitan Indianapolis and Phoenix. Since its inception the Trust has distributed more than $283 million. For more information visit www.ninapulliamtrust.org.
Jacob Irven, CVHR law clerk, served as a 2017 summer intern through the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law’s Program in International Human Rights Law (PIHRL). As a PIHRL intern, Jacob supported respective non-profit human rights NGOs spanning three continents. In this blog post, Jacob recounts his experience in Mongolia.
In light of the recent rescission of DACA, the Domestic Violence Network (DVN) asked the Center for Victim and Human Rights (CVHR) to write a short blog post on the potential effects rescinding DACA may have on victims of domestic violence.
One of CVHR’s very own law clerks, Elaine McCreery, has been recently selected to publish her paper in the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review. The working title of her paper is “Human Rights Obligations In Post-Disaster Haiti: Working Towards Increased Justice for Victims of Gender-Based Violence,” and focuses on the history, laws, and activism surrounding sexual violence in Haiti.
The Center for Victim and Human Rights (CVHR) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 2008 with the specific purpose of providing comprehensive legal representation to victims of crime and human rights abuses, who often lack the safety and resources necessary to access available legal remedies.