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  • Join us on Friday, Sept. 12, for a documentary screening and discussion with Justice Albie Sachs… More >

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

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

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

  • reeyot-Alemu

    September 15, 2014

    Protecting Freedom of Expression, in Ethiopia and Beyond

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  • Deborah at left, with student

    September 11, 2014

    Welcome to the Fall Semester!

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  • ILS Poster-Albie Screening

    September 11, 2014

    Tomorrow, Sept. 12: “Albie Sachs and the New South Africa&#…

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Upcoming Events

  • September 19, 2014

    30th Anniversary Celebration of the Human Rights Program

    Milstein East B and C
    12 p.m.

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  • September 22, 2014

    Gaza, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

    Wasserstein B010 Singer Classroom
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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