Partners in Justice
By The Center for American and International Law
Partners in JusticeDec 12, 2022
Naomi Howard: The Melissa Lucio Case
This episode of Partners in Justice features Texas attorney Naomi Howard. Howard is a constitutional defense attorney in Texas. Her practice focuses on investigations and criminal defense matters in Texas and federal courts. She is also a board member of the Texas Innocence Project.
Howard joins Vickie Adams, CAIL's director of special programs, for a conversation detailing the case of Melissa Lucio, the first woman of Hispanic descent to be sentenced to death in Texas, and the issues surrounding evidence that led to her conviction.
Interested in learning more about actual innocence and wrongful convictions? We invite you to watch our educational video series, "Actual Innocence and Wrongful Convictions - A Deep Dive"
Hauwa Ibrahim: The Impact of CAIL's Academy
This episode of Partners in Justice features the riveting story of Hauwa Ibrahim, a Nigerian human rights lawyer known for her work defending people condemned under the Islamic Sharia laws in force in northern Nigeria. Throughout her career, she has defended over 150 cases involving women sentenced to death by stoning and children sentenced to amputation of limbs under Sharia law.
Hauwa joins The Center for American and International Law's president, T.L. Cubbage, for a conversation in which she reminisces on her participation in CAIL's Academy of American and International Law and examines how it changed her career trajectory. She also speaks on her most recent work, "Mothers without Borders," a project that taps into the "soft power of mothers" to modify the structure of injustices to keep children from extremism and fundamentalism.
About the Academy of American and International Law: When attorneys from other countries attend CAIL's Academy of American and International Law, they return to their home countries with a new legal mindset, setting off a ripple effect that influences their immediate legal community and impacts the people they serve. Since 1964, the Academy has attracted over 3,300 participants from 121 countries. Past participants have become President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Prime Minister of Peru, Chief Justice of the Philippines, Chief Justice of Italy's Court of Cassation, and much more. Through its classroom and extracurricular schedule, the Academy offers opportunities to forge valuable international relationships that last a lifetime. Learn more, here.
Promoting the Rule of Law: Nuremberg and Wars of Aggression
The first discussion in the series will feature a conversation around the Crime Against Peace aspects of the Nuremberg proceedings and the relevance of that history to current events in Ukraine. Professor Jonathan Bush, Columbia University Law School, one of the nation's leading experts on the Nuremberg Trials, joined T.L. Cubbage, president of The Center for American and International Law, for this discussion.
(Broadcast on March 16, 2022)