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Human Rights @ Harvard Law

  • Join us on Jan. 30 for an informational session on HRP's post-graduate fellowships … More >

  • Brazilian state of Pernambuco bans strip searches of visitors in all detention centers… More >

  • The Clinic and its partners advocate in Geneva for prosecutions of senior U.S. government officials involved in torture.… More >

  • Clinic investigation implicates senior Myanmar officials in war crimes and crimes against humanity… More >

  • Incendiary weapons threaten civilians in Syria, Ukraine, says new Clinic report with Human Rights Watch … More >

  • Ben Ferencz, 43, receives Harvard Law School's highest honor: the Medal of Freedom… More >

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

  • Prosecutors move to reduce incarceration at Anibal Bruno prison in Brazil… 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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    January 26, 2015

    Call for Papers: Hague Yearbook of International Law

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  • January 21, 2015

    Post-Graduate Fellowships: Upcoming Deadlines!

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    December 17, 2014

    Clinic and Partners Call on Myanmar Officials to Drop Charges aga…

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Upcoming Events

  • January 30, 2015

    Post-Graduate Fellowships: An Informational Session

    WCC 4059
    12:00 p.m.

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  • February 5, 2015

    A Right to Health?

    WCC 3019
    12:00- 1:00 p.m.

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