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Lauren Carasik

Lauren Carasik

Lauren Carasik is a clinical professor of law and the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Western New England University School of Law. 

US & Canada

How the American dream is becoming an American illusion

Inequality has been growing in the US and the Trump administration is making it much worse.

How the American dream is becoming an American illusion

Honduras

Honduran democracy on the brink

With no declared winner two weeks after election, the legitimacy of the Honduran democracy is hanging in the balance.

Honduran democracy on the brink

United States

The Muslim ban: Did Trump really win?

The US Supreme Court's decision does not put Trump's original travel ban fully in effect. Here is why.

The Muslim ban: Did Trump really win?

Climate SOS

Trump's climate disaster

Now that the US has abandoned the Paris Agreement, the burden on the global climate justice movement is markedly bigger.

Trump's climate disaster

Human Rights

Why Washington was a no show at human rights hearings

By sitting out IACHR hearings, the Trump administration signals its contempt for international accountability.

Why Washington was a no show at human rights hearings

Environment

Donald Trump's cabinet bodes ill for the planet

The president-elect's appointments make it clear that we cannot rely on the government to protect the planet.

Donald Trump's cabinet bodes ill for the planet

Politics

N Dakota pipeline protest is a harbinger of many more

We must understand that climate action, social justice and indigenous sovereignty are closely intertwined.

N Dakota pipeline protest is a harbinger of many more

US Elections 2016

A dismal day for human rights in the US

While Trump's presidency might be more isolationist on foreign policy, it will be disastrous for human rights at home.

A dismal day for human rights in the US

US Elections 2016

Donald Trump doubles down on deportation plan

His vitriol and demonisation of undocumented immigrants forecloses any constructive dialogue on the issue.

Donald Trump doubles down on deportation plan

United Nations

New UN secretary-general must commit to accountability

The candidates should not hesitate to commit to modelling the accountability the UN expects from its member states.

New UN secretary-general must commit to accountability

US Elections 2016

Can Hillary Clinton placate the divided left?

Some on the left remain deeply conflicted about submitting to the depressing repetition of "lesser evilism".

Can Hillary Clinton placate the divided left?

Politics

Donald Trump's dangerous demagoguery

The racialised and nativist hostility Trump has exploited will not evaporate with his defeat.

Donald Trump's dangerous demagoguery