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Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • May 24

    Country-specific scrutiny at the United Nations Human Rights Council

    Country-specific scrutiny at the United Nations Human Rights Council
    On May 17, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress conducted a hearing on the UN Human Rights Council. A video and transcripts of the hearing are available here. In conjunction with the hearing, Naomi McMillen and...
  • May 23

    Severe Financial Crisis at the IACHR Threatens Human Rights Infrastructure

    Severe Financial Crisis at the IACHR Threatens Human Rights Infrastructure
    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reported on May 23 that a severe financial crisis has forced it to suspend hearings and that it anticipates laying off 40 percent of its staff on July 31, 2016. Here is a link...
  • May 23

    What Has the European Convention Ever Done for Us?

    What Has the European Convention Ever Done for Us?
    The UK is in the midst of the "Brexit" debate over continued participation in the European Union. Some British politicians, however, are calling on the UK to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, instead of, or in addition...
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Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • May 13

    To plan your estate, find out what you actually have

    To plan your estate, find out what you actually have
    People often think of “estate planning” as just making a Last Will and Testament that directs who should inherit what. But a fundamental and necessary tenet of “estate planning” is to know just what you have, so that…
  • May 9

    Payback provisions are required for a qualified special needs trust

    Payback provisions are required for a qualified special needs trust
    Self-settled special needs trusts must have a payback provision to be considered an exempt trust  under the federal and state Medicaid program. A Medicaid applicant under 65 can transfer his or her excess resources (assets) into a…
  • May 5

    The system puts a heavy burden on applicant to prove Medicaid eligibility

    The system puts a heavy burden on applicant to prove Medicaid eligibility
    In A.T. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (unpublished non-precedential decision, Appellate Division of Superior Court, 2015, WL 7421647), a Medicaid application was denied for failure to provide requested verifications of…
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