Prof. Kaye, director of UCI Law's International Justice Clinic, has announced the release of The Council and the Court, a report that answers critical questions about how the UN Security Council may improve its support of the International Criminal Court. For instance, what steps may be taken to convert the rhetorical and political support of the Council to concrete measures supporting Court activities? And how may supporters build lasting support for the Court on the Council? Dozens of off-the-record interviews conducted in 2012 in New York, Beijing, Moscow, The Hague, and elsewhere underlie this report. Many of its ideas developed during a two-day workshop held in Laguna Beach, Calif., in November 2012, which brought together diplomats, ICC officials, NGO leaders, and scholars to identify the needs of the Court, the opportunities for cooperation, and steps Council members could take in support of it.
UCI Law's Immigrant Rights Clinic scored a surprise victory for an Anaheim teenager facing deportation. The client was handed over to immigration authorities when he was 14, after he was repeatedly questioned about his immigration status during 10 days in Orange County Juvenile Hall. The clinic sought to suppress evidence from those unlawful interrogations and to obtain related documents. In March, Jacob Barak ’13, Genny Kristie ’13, Pavneet Mac ’14, and Danila Toscano ’13 accompanied the client to what they thought would be a routine hearing. But Immigration Judge Frank Travieso ended the proceeding and thanked the clinic for its pro bono service. His ruling allows the client to remain in the country and came after the government failed to turn over the court-ordered documents sought by a prior clinic team of Edgar Aguilasocho ’12, Andrea Feathers ’12, and David Koch ’12, with assistance from Jamie Tremmel ’14.