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  • Photograph of Geehyun Sussan Lee '15 posing outside

    Geehyun Sussan Lee ’15

    January 7, 2020

    It helped that she was a first-generation immigrant herself. Sussan Lee could settle into a conversation with her client, a West African immigrant, about the…

  • Gianna Borroto '11 sitting in a green room posing

    Gianna Borroto ’11

    January 7, 2020

    Every week, the woman from Guatemala would bring her children. First, she would settle them into chairs to play with their toys. Then the woman,…


    Bringing Slavery’s Legacy to Light, One Story at a Time

    February 13, 2019

    Bryan Stevenson ’85 creates a memorial and museum to foster conversation on America's original sin.

  • Landmark litigation in Bolivia:

    “After a decade of tireless fighting, a measure of justice”

    April 13, 2018

    When the verdict came down, most of the litigation team was in the second row of the courtroom, leaning forward, tense with the waiting, trembling at times. But Thomas Becker '08 was in the front row, arm around the shoulders of Felicidad Rosa Huanca Quispe, whose father was shot dead in the street all those years ago.

  • A Disarming Leader: Docherty recognized for contributions to human rights 2

    A Disarming Leader: Docherty recognized for contributions to human rights

    July 19, 2017

    Over the course of her career, as Bonnie Docherty ’01 has emerged as an international expert on civilian protection in armed conflict, she has also mentored scores of clinical students, from field researchers in conflict zones to advocates inside the halls of the U.N. in Geneva.

  • Undermining Injustice, One Prison Visit at a Time

    September 22, 2015

    Fernando Delgado ’08 and his students in the International Human Rights Clinic put prisoners’ voices in Brazil at the heart of a human rights case.

  • A Shared Vision: The growth of a friendship and a professional collaboration born at HLS

    December 6, 2012

    Marissa Vahlsing raised her hand in the first week of law school and spoke her mind. Right away, Ben Hoffman wanted to be her friend. Three years later they are off to work in Peru together, "the Siegfried and Roy of human rights law."

  • Illustration of a shell shape with a hair pik through it

    A Question of Accountability

    October 1, 2012

    In a Supreme Court case, the International Human Rights Clinic argues that the Alien Tort Statute applies to corporations.

  • Libya

    Fact-finding in Libya: Documenting the risks from a revolution

    May 17, 2012

    There she stood, in northern Libya, a spread of explosive weapons before her: mortars and rockets and surface-to-air missiles almost 20 feet long. For all her work in post-conflict zones, senior clinical instructor Bonnie Docherty ’01 had never seen anything like it. The weapons stretched on for miles. It was March, five months after the revolution had ended, and Docherty was supervising a team from the International Human Rights Clinic on a trip to assess the humanitarian risks of abandoned weapons. As the team traveled from city to city, the scale of the problem was startling.

  • Documentary on citrus workers

    Student produces documentary on citrus workers

    April 25, 2012

    Last fall, the Harvard Law Documentary Studio offered Lauren Estévez ’13 and four other students the training, funding and equipment they needed to make a short documentary film. It was a challenge, fitting filmmaking into law school. But after months of research, shooting, and editing, Estévez’s 12-minute film about the lives of citrus workers in Florida screened this month at the Harvard Film Archive, part of the Studio’s first annual DOC Festival.

  • HLS clinic assists in effort to prevent the weakening of cluster munitions ban

    December 20, 2011

    On Nov. 25, the Fourth Review Conference of the Convention on Conventional Weapons concluded that it could find no consensus on proposed treaty language that would allow for some use of cluster munitions. The announcement was a major milestone for Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, a supporter of the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.