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Human Rights @ Harvard Law

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

  • The Clinic and its partners advocate in Geneva for prosecutions of senior U.S. government officials involved in torture.… More >

  • Incendiary weapons threaten civilians in Syria, Ukraine, says new Clinic report with Human Rights Watch … More >

  • Clinic investigation implicates senior Myanmar officials in war crimes and crimes against humanity… More >

  • Prosecutors move to reduce incarceration at Anibal Bruno prison in Brazil… More >

  • Watch video from our 30th anniversary event, including Harold Hongju Koh's keynote, and two panel discussions… More >

  • Ben Ferencz, 43, receives Harvard Law School's highest honor: the Medal of Freedom… 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.

Clinic

The International Human Rights Clinic is the practice arm of the Human Rights Program.

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Academic

The Academic Program is the center for scholarship at the Human Rights Program.

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From Our Blog

  • December 17, 2014

    Clinic and Partners Call on Myanmar Officials to Drop Charges aga…

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    December 17, 2014

    Pernambuco State Bans Strip Searches of Visitors to Detention Cen…

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  • December 10, 2014

    Urgent Need to Promote Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Z…

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Upcoming Events

  • February 5, 2015

    Integrating Human Rights and Common Goods in Global Health Policy

    TBD
    12:00- 1:00 p.m.

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  • March 11, 2014


    12:00-1:00 p.m.

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