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

  • The Clinic and its partners are in Geneva for the UN Committee Against Torture's review of the United States, arguing for prosecutions of senior U.S. government officials involved in torture.… More >

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

  • Gerald L. Neuman publishes article on "Bi-Level Remedies for Human Rights Violations"… 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 >

  • 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 >

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

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    November 19, 2014

    Tomorrow: “The Nazis Next Door” with NYT Reporter Eri…

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    November 17, 2014

    TONIGHT: “The Inter-American Human Rights System: Contribut…

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  • November 13, 2014

    U.S. Dodges Questions on Senior-Level Prosecutions at CAT Review

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Upcoming Events

  • November 17, 2014

    The Inter-American Human Rights System: Contributions and Challenges

    WCC 1010
    5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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  • November 20, 2014

    The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men

    WCC 3016
    12:00- 1:00 p.m.

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