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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

  • August 31, 2015

    Has the Human Rights Committee Extended its Reach?

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  • August 24, 2015

    Beyond the APA: The Role of Psychology Boards and State Courts in…

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  • August 20, 2015

    Inter-American Commission: U.S. Can and Must Do More to Close Gua…

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Upcoming Events

  • September 10, 2015

    HRP Orientation

    WCC 2012
    12:00 -1:00 p.m.

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  • September 17, 2015

    Legal and Political Strategies for Human Rights

    WCC 3015
    9 a.m.

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