2011 September - October
Human rights arguments offer front-line legal aid lawyers an expanded set of tools in representation of low-income clients. This special issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy applies a human rights lens to poverty law practice. With contributions from expert advocates across the country who work at the intersection of international human rights and poverty law, articles discuss new strategies, analyze how international human rights law applies to traditional legal aid issues like health, housing, and workers’ rights, and offer case studies of successful use of human rights arguments on behalf of low-income clients. The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law acknowledges with thanks the Ford Foundation, The Libra Foundation, and the Francis Beidler Foundation for their generous support in publishing this special issue of Clearinghouse Review.