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  • Clinical Director Susan Farbstein Appointed Clinical Professor of Law… More >

  • "Acknowledge, Amend, Assist": New joint publication on victim assistance in armed conflict… More >

  • VIDEO: "Globalizing Ferguson: Internationalized Policing and International Resistance"… More >

  • New report by the Clinic and HRW on lack of accountability for "killer robots"… More >

  • Clinical students and staff write Op-Ed for Myanmar media: "How One Father's Letters Got Him Convicted"… More >

  • Student Perspective: "What's So Bad About a 10-Mile Walk to School?"… More >

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

  • Ko Ko monks

    May 26, 2015

    Listening to the People of Myanmar: “Do You See What You Ha…

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  • Susan Farbstein, pictured here on a panel honoring Nelson Mandela, was recently promoted to Clinical Professor of Law.

    May 22, 2015

    Clinical Director Susan Farbstein Promoted to Become Clinical Pro…

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    May 12, 2015

    From Bosnia to Somalia: Classifying “Involvement” in Armed Co…

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Upcoming Events

  • May 8, 2015

    Responding to Political Violence in Africa: Criminal Justice or Political Justice?

    WCC 2012
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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  • April 16, 2015

    “Should There Be Liability If…”

    Suffolk University Law School (Room 375), 120 Tremont Street, Boston
    1:00 p.m.

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