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Human Rights @ Harvard Law

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

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

  • Bonnie Docherty authors article on climate change migration and social innovation… More >

  • The Clinic releases a joint report with Human Rights Watch on the human rights implications of "killer robots"… More >

  • The Clinic releases policy memo calling for military reform in Myanmar; memo based on more than 1,000 pages of witness statements.… 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

  • July 29, 2014

    Susan Farbstein in the Harvard Human Rights Journal

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  • Aminta Ossom, JD ’09, worked for Amnesty International, building the evidence base and capacity for crimes against humanity and war crimes in West Africa.

    July 16, 2014

    The Satter Human Rights Fellowship: A Call for Applications

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  • July 2, 2014

    Fourth Circuit’s Post-Kiobel Ruling Revives ATS Claims Agai…

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Upcoming Events

  • September 19, 2014

    30th Anniversary Celebration of the Human Rights Program

    Milstein East B
    12 p.m.

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  • May 28, 2014

    Class Day

    Holmes Field
    2:30 p.m.

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