The Human Rights Program was founded in 1984 as a center for human rights scholarship. It later expanded to include an International Human Rights Clinic. Today, our faculty and staff include scholars and practitioners with decades of experience in the field. Seven members of our team teach at the Law School; an equal number supervise clinical projects each year. As part of the broader human rights community at Harvard, we work closely with other faculty, numerous graduate students, and research centers at the Law School and University. We are also fortunate to host a group of Visiting Fellows each year who enhance our community with their research and practice experience.

Faculty & Staff

Henry J. Steiner

Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Emeritus

Henry Steiner founded the Human Rights Program in 1984 and served as its director until he became professor emeritus in 2005.