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  • Join us tomorrow, Sept. 19, for the 30th anniversary celebration of the Human Rights Program!… More >

  • The Clinic releases a joint report urging countries to enact strong legislation to implement the ban on cluster munitions… More >

  • Fernando Ribeiro Delgado speaks in Brazilian media about criminal code reform… More >

  • In the latest volume of HRJ, Susan Farbstein considers when, if ever, violence is justified in the push for social change.… More >

  • Tyler Giannini receives teaching award, stresses importance of solidarity… More >

  • Bonnie Docherty authors article on climate change migration and social innovation… 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

  • gaza_speaker series

    September 22, 2014

    Tonight, Sept. 22: “Gaza, International Humanitarian Law an…

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  • HRP 30th Anniversary Poster2

    September 18, 2014

    Tomorrow, Sept. 19: Human Rights Program 30th Anniversary Event

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  • Atzin Gordillo, at left, an organizer with ProDESC, gives a presentation to the workers of the Sinaloa Coalition about their rights under the H-2 visa program.

    September 17, 2014

    Student Perspective: Supporting the Transnational Fight to Protec…

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Upcoming Events

  • September 22, 2014

    Gaza, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

    Wasserstein B010 Singer Classroom
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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  • September 25, 2014

    Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “After Tiller”

    Kresge G1 Auditorium, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
    5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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