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Human Rights @ Harvard Law

  • The Clinic and its partners put prisoners' voices at the heart of a human rights case in Brazil… More >

  • Susan Farbstein named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's "Top Women of Law" list for 2015 … More >

  • The APA's watershed move to ban psychologists for national security interrogations… More >

  • New report by the Clinic and Privacy International on encryption, online anonymity, and human rights.… More >

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

  • Coalition of prison monitors, including the Clinic, urges lifting of camera ban in Pernambuco, Brazil… 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

  • September 28, 2015

    Coalizão demanda investigação federal em audiência na OEA sob…

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  • Nota 1222 para publicar

    September 22, 2015

    Inter-American Court of Human Rights Summons Brazil to Answer for…

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  • Luis Gallegos Poster (2)

    September 21, 2015

    Tomorrow, Sept. 22: Negotiating the UN Convention on the Rights o…

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Upcoming Events

  • October 21, 2015

    Don’t Look Away: Images of Systematic Torture in the Syrian Regime

    Austin 100 North
    12:00- 1:00 p.m.

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  • October 26, 2015

    The Impact of the European Court of Human Rights Case Law on Democratization Processes in Eastern Europe

    WCC 3008
    12:00- 1:00 p.m.

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