Projects and Cases

Established in 1998, the International Human Rights Law Clinic is engaged in cutting-edge research, policy work, and advocacy. The clinic has developed this work through human rights projects that utilize innovative approaches to promote the rights of victims and survivors of these abuses.

The clinic currently works in the following areas:

Accountability and Transitional Justice

The clinic works to end and prevent atrocities, hold governments and their agents accountable for them, and assist societies rebuilding after mass violence. Projects include:


Promoting Human Rights Within the United States

The clinic seeks to promote recognition and compliance by U.S. authorities with international human rights standards. These efforts include:


Economic, Social & Cultural Rights

Since 1998, the clinic has pioneered a rights-based strategy to combat poverty. It creatively surmounts barriers to enforcement of economic, social, and cultural rights while building the capacity of local groups to make use of these rights.


Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights

The clinic promotes compliance by the United States with international human rights standards in its efforts to combat terrorism. Its current work on this area includes: