International Human Rights Workshop (IHRW)
The International Human Rights Workshop (IHRW) currently partners with the Human Rights Center (HRC), under the supervision of the Director of the Sexual Violence Program, Kim Thuy Seelinger. This year, IHRW will assist the three main projects at the HRC, the Forensic Program, Global Justice Program, and Sexual Violence Program.
Students will have the opportunity to hone their legal research and writing skills and develop knowledge of domestic and international laws. The Forensic Program will give students the opportunity to assist the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of victim behavior after an attack. Students assisting the Global Justice Program will work on war crimes research by conducting background research on victim participation in the International Criminal Court. Students assisting the Sexual Violence Program will respond directly to the needs of public defenders and judges in Liberia by researching the right to confront an accuser.
IHRW requires a full-year commitment (Fall 2013, Spring 2014) and students are expected to commit an average of 5 hours of work per week.