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Organizations Tracking Drone Strike Deaths Provide Flawed or Incomplete Data

Students and staff at the Human Rights Clinic at the Columbia Law School have released a report examining tracking organizations’ estimates on drone strikes by the United States. The clinic’s systematic review found reports often rely on unnamed Pakistani government officials or unnamed witnesses. Show More Summary

Another Execution of An Innocent Man in Texas

Andrew Cohen points us to this exhaustive study by the Columbia Human Rights Law Review about the execution of Carlos DeLuna. I will have more when I’ve had the chance to read the book next week, but the bottom line is that 1)the evidence against DeLuna is exceptionally weak, for the familiar reasons — inept [...]

Columbia law article says Texas executed the wrong Carlos

2 years agoNews : Field Notes

This spring, the editorial board at the Columbia Human Rights Law Review dedicated its final issue of the year to one article about two men named Carlos. Carlos DeLuna, the authors believe, was executed in Texas for a crime committed by Carlos Hernandez, who looked so much like …

Texas Executed Innocent Man Who Looked Like Real Killer: Report [Wrongful Execution]

A massive report published today in the Columbia Human Rights Law Review claims that Carlos DeLuna was wrongly convicted of murdering Wanda Lopez in 1983 despite a mountain of evidence suggesting that another man with similar features and the same first name was the real killer. More »

Columbia Human Rights Law Review devotes entire issue to wrongfully executed Carlos DeLuna

2 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

The entire current issue of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review is given over to the tragic wrongful execution of Carlos DeLuna, an almost certainly innocent man who was murdered by the state of Texas on 8 December 1989. DeLuna's case is one where "everything that could go wrong did go wrong" in the words [...]

Questions About Another Texas Execution: Was Wrong Man Condemned?

2 years agoNews : The Two-Way

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review has posted online a 400-page, multi-media investigation that concludes it was mistake to have put Carlos DeLuna to death in 1989 for the murder of Corpus Christi convenience store clerk Wanda Lop...

How Texas Executed an Innocent Man

Carlos DeLuna was executed in 1989 for the murder of Wanda Lopez, but a 400-page article in the Columbia Human Rights Law Review asserts that Texas actually put the wrong man to death, while the real killer bragged about the murder and the fact that DeLuna took the fall. Lopez,...

Yuvraj Joshi, “Respectable Queerness”

Yuvraj Joshi, “Respectable Queerness” London-based writer Yuvraj Joshi has published Respectable Queerness, 43 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 415 (2012).  Here is the abstract: This Article proposes a new theoretical framework to understand public recognition of gay people and relationships. This framework — called … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

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