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  • Join us March 9-10 for a roundtable on the role of African women leaders in the post 2015 Development Agenda and more..… More >

  • SLIDESHOW: The Clinic works with partners in South Africa on access to education issues… More >

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

  • Brazilian state of Pernambuco bans strip searches of visitors in all detention centers… 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 5, 2015

    Tomorrow, March 6: Forum on Human Rights and Everyday Governance …

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  • February 23, 2015

    TODAY: “Mediation, Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Challe…

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  • February 13, 2015

    TODAY, Feb. 13: “Colombia’s Peace Process: Decision T…

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Upcoming Events

  • March 5, 2015

    Clinical Law Teaching

    WCC B010
    3:15- 4:45 p.m.

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  • March 11, 2015

    Criminal Justice & Policing After Events in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, & Elsewhere: Next Steps

    Milstein West AB
    12:00- 1:00 p.m.

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