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  • Join advocates from Myanmar for an April 2 panel on the role of government in human rights abuses.… More >

  • Student Perspective: "Student Transport Vital to Unlocking Promise of Education in South Africa"… More >

  • Join us April 6 for the "Globalizing Ferguson: Racialized Policing and Internationalized Resistance" forum and workshop … More >

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

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

  • Clinic investigation implicates senior Myanmar officials in war crimes and crimes against humanity… 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 31, 2015

    What’s So Bad About a 10-Mile Walk to School?

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  • March 26, 2015

    Tomorrow, March 26: “International Criminal Courts and Trib…

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Upcoming Events

  • April 1, 2015

    Human Rights and Post Conflict Justice in Africa

    Suffolk University Law School; Faculty dining room; Fourth floor
    12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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  • April 2, 2015

    Ties to the Top: The Role of Government Officials in Human Rights Abuses in Myanmar

    WCC 3016
    12:00 p.m.

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