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  • The Clinic and its partners submit report to UN Committee Against Torture arguing failure to prosecute senior U.S. government officials violates international law..… More >

  • Watch video from our 30th anniversary event, including Harold Hongju Koh's keynote, and two panel discussions… More >

  • Gerald L. Neuman publishes article on "Bi-Level Remedies for Human Rights Violations"… More >

  • Fernando Ribeiro Delgado speaks in Brazilian media about criminal code reform… More >

  • The Clinic releases a joint report urging countries to enact strong legislation to implement the ban on cluster munitions… More >

  • In the latest volume of HRJ, Susan Farbstein considers when, if ever, violence is justified in the push for social change.… More >

  • Tyler Giannini receives teaching award, stresses importance of solidarity… More >

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

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    October 30, 2014

    Tomorrow, LIDS Symposium: Post-Conflict Reconstruction

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  • RuleofLaw

    October 29, 2014

    Book Talk: “The International Rule of Law Movement”

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  • October 27, 2014

    Tomorrow: Inequalities in US and European Schools 60 Years After …

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Upcoming Events

  • October 30, 2014

    The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and The Way Forward

    WCC 3007
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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  • October 31, 2014

    Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Rebuilding from Emergency to Development

    Wasserstein, Milstein East BC
    12:00 - 4:30 p.m.

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