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  • Join us April 6 for the "Globalizing Ferguson: Racialized Policing and Internationalized Resistance" forum and workshop … More >

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

  • Clinic files opening brief in Apartheid litigation appeal… More >

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

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

  • March 26, 2015

    Tomorrow, March 26: “International Criminal Courts and Trib…

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    March 23, 2015

    Student Transport Vital to Unlocking the Promise of Education in …

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  • March 11, 2015

    Tomorrow, March 12: “Palestine and the International Crimin…

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Upcoming Events

  • March 26, 2015

    Boston Bar Association Panel: Business and Human Rights in Practice

    Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
    12:00- 1:00 p.m.

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  • March 27, 2015

    International Criminal Courts and Tribunals: Successes and Challenges

    Ames Courtroom (and other venues)
    12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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