Douglass W. Cassel

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Douglass Cassel

Douglass W. Cassel is Director of the Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights.[1]

Legal activism

Cassel has served as a consultant to the United Nations, the Organization of American States, the U.S. State Department, and the Ford Foundation. From 1992 to 1993, he served as legal advisor to the U.N. Commission on the Truth for El Salvador, supervising its investigations, and acting as principle editor of its report. His scholarly articles in English and Spanish are published in the United States, Latin America and Europe, and he lectures at universities and conferences worldwide. On behalf of retired United States diplomats, and leading experts on international law, he has filed several amicus curiae briefs in the United States Supreme Court, involving the rights of prisoners at Guantanamo, and accountability for human rights violations. He represents victims of human rights violations in Colombia, Guatemala, Peru and Venezuela, in cases before the Inter-American Commission and Inter-American Court of Human Rights[2].

Tribute to Golub and Montgomery

ON November 16, 1989, Cassel served on the Tribute Committee for the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights Tribute to Leon Golub and Lucy Montgomery, held at the Congress Hotel, Chicago.[3]

Speaking with Ayers and Obama

Bill Ayers and Barack Obama spoke together at a public gathering sponsored by The Center for Public Intellectuals & the University of Illinois-Chicago, April 19th-20th, 2002, at the Chicago Illini Union;

"Intellectuals: Who Needs Them?

IV. Intellectuals in Times of Crisis

Experiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations.

2002 Chicago DSA award dinner speaker

Cassel addresses 2002 Debs Dinner

The 44th Annual Chicago Democratic Socialists of America Debs - Thomas - Harrington Dinner, was held May 10, 2002, in Chicago. MC was Reverend Dr. Calvin Morris.

Carl Shier presented the Debs - Thomas - Harrington Dinner Award to labor attorney Barbara Hillman

Roberta Lynch presented the Debs - Thomas - Harrington Award to Tom Balanoff of the SEIU Building Services Division.

Professor Douglass Cassel gave the 44th Annual Debs - Thomas - Harrington Address.[5]

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

In 2008, Douglass Cassel served on the Advisory Board of the Chicago based Business and Professional People for the Public Interest.[6]

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Cassel serves on the Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law Board of Directors, as of March 10, 2010.[7]

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