2012 JSRI Advocacy Efforts

January 30, 2012: JSRI Submits Articles to UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights
In response to a request for input, on January 30, 2012 JSRI submitted two JustSouth Quarterly articles on detention to the U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights. The Special Rapporteur is preparing a report on the detention of migrants in irregular situations. The JustSouth Quarterly articles had to do with best practices in alternatives to detention(Spring 2011) and reasons for detention (Fall 2011).

October 17, 2012: How's a  Catholic to vote? Reflections on Faithful Citizenship
Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. and Fr. Edward Vacek, S.J. led a dialogue centered around forming consciences for faithful citizenship. In preparation for the 2012 Presidential election, issues such as the right to life, welfare reform, the protection of marriage, and other often debated topics were presented in the framework of Catholic social thought in hopes of educating Catholic voters. 

October 24 & 27, 2012: Preventing Human Trafficking at the Super Bowl and Beyond
President Obama named human trafficking "one of the greatest human rights causes of our time." In response, the Jesuit Social Research Institute along with other New Orleans based human rights groups organized a two day conference educating about human trafficking in New Orleans, the United States, and abroad.