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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

  • April 8, 2014

    Today, April 9: “The Future of Corporate Impact Litigation …

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  • RobertHenigson

    March 26, 2014

    Tribute: Robert Henigson, JD ’55, Strong Supporter of Human Rig…

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  • PolicyMemo

    March 23, 2014

    Clinic Calls on Myanmar Military to Reform Policies to Prevent Un…

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Upcoming Events

  • April 17, 2014

    The Alien Tort Statute: In Pursuit of Corporate Accountability

    Langdell South
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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  • April 17, 2014

    The 2014 Harvard Human Rights Journal Symposium: The Future of Business and Human Rights

    Various rooms on campus
    12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

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