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International Human Rights Clinic

The Clinic is the practice arm of the Human Rights Program. It works to protect the human rights of clients and communities around the world through documentation; legal and strategic analysis; litigation; treaty negotiations; and advocacy initiatives. Through supervised practice, students learn the responsibilities and skills of human rights lawyering.

Academic Program

The Academic Program is the center for scholarship and research at the Human Rights Program. It inspires and offers guidance to international human rights learning at the Law School. Founded by Professor Emeritus Henry Steiner in 1984, the Program helps students, advocates, and scholars to deepen their knowledge of human rights, and to advance discussions and critical reflection on human rights.


The International Human Rights Clinic is the practice arm of the Human Rights Program.

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The Academic Program is the center for scholarship at the Human Rights Program.

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From Our Blog

  • April 15, 2015

    Tomorrow, April 16: “Should There Be Liability If……

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  • April 10, 2015

    Australian Radio Interviews Tyler Giannini on Mining Company Sett…

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    April 9, 2015

    Clinic and HRW Release Report: “Mind the Gap: The Lack of A…

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Upcoming Events

  • April 16, 2015

    “Should There Be Liability If…”

    Suffolk University Law School (Room 375), 120 Tremont Street, Boston
    1:00 p.m.

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  • April 17, 2015

    The Next Chapter in the Chevron/Ecuador Litigation: Insider Perspectives on the Battle and its Implications for Transnational Corporate Liability

    WCC 3019
    3:00 p.m.

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