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The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) of the Human Rights Program (HRP) gives students the opportunity for firsthand experience with the vital issues, institutions, and processes of the human rights movement. Students merge theory with practice while advancing the interests of clients and affected communities, learning core skills necessary to become effective human rights advocates.
Under the close supervision of the Clinic's expert human rights practitioners, and in collaboration with leading international and local human rights organizations, students work in small teams on a variety of pressing and timely human rights issues around the world.
For example, students may:
When appropriate, students travel to investigate violations or pursue advocacy, participate in sessions before intergovernmental bodies and arguments before courts, and formulate policy to promote respect for human rights principles and the rule of law. In any given term, the Clinic delves into a wide range of projects, including those related to:
Our clinicians have expertise in numerous regions and countries, including Latin America, Southern Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the United States. The wide range of skills practiced in the Clinic, combined with thematic and geographic expertise, exposes students to a variety of strategies and innovative techniques for promoting and protecting human rights.
For registration information, see the 2013-2014 clinical curriculum.
Tyler Giannini (Clinical Director and Clinical Professor of Law)
Susan Farbstein (Clinical Director and Assistant Clinical Professor)
Bonnie Docherty (Senior Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law)
Fernando Ribeiro Delgado (Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law)
Deborah Popowski (Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law)
Meera Shah (Clinical Advocacy Fellow)
Mindy Jane Roseman (Academic Director)
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