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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 23, 2015

    Investigation Concludes APA Colluded with Government to Enable To…

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  • Overcrowded security cell in Aníbal Prison Complex - 2013 - Colette van der Ven

    June 29, 2015

    Coalition of Prison Monitors Urges Lifting of Camera Ban in Perna…

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  • Remains of the Luhansk airport terminal in eastern Ukraine, which was destroyed by repeated use of explosive weapons. © 2014 Human Rights Watch

    June 19, 2015

    New Joint Report on Civilian Harm from Explosive Weapons

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Upcoming Events

  • September 8, 2015

    First Day of Class

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  • September 10, 2015

    HRP Orientation

    WCC 2009
    12:00 -1:00 p.m.

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