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  • Victor Madrigal-Borloz

    An academic home for a global mandate

    March 26, 2021

    At Harvard Law School, where UN Independent Expert Victor Madrigal-Borloz has spent the past two years as a visiting researcher with the Human Rights Program, he has undertaken another role: mentor.

  • Nicolette Waldman ’13

    Trusted to listen

    December 28, 2020

    After her first interview in Afghanistan, Nicolette Waldman ’13 realized she had found the career she was meant to pursue.

  • Bags used to collect and ship cocoa beans laying on the ground. Printed on the bags:

    Pursuing U.S. accountability for child slavery abroad

    December 9, 2020

    In October, the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of legal historians in the consolidated cases against two U.S.-based chocolate companies alleged to have aided and abetted child slavery in West Africa.

  • Bulungula South Africa

    Teaming up to promote access to water

    December 9, 2020

    As the only team members on their International Human Rights Clinic project, Laura Soundy ’22 and Rehab Abdelwahab ’21 have learned how critical it is to talk about subjects other than law. In doing so, they learned they were both quarantining in Texas, and have formed a plan to safely meet in person next year.

  • Waheedi and a team of students working

    Training the next generation of international women’s rights advocates

    November 16, 2020

    Since joining Harvard Law School, Salma Waheedi, a clinical instructor and lecturer on law in the International Human Rights Clinic, has devoted a major part of her teaching and clinical legal practice to training students to become effective international women’s rights advocates.

  • Hate Speech Ignited book cover

    Combatting hate speech in Myanmar

    October 16, 2020

    A month ahead of elections in Myanmar, the International Human Rights Clinic and 18 organizations released a major report documenting and analyzing the role that hate speech, rampant misinformation campaigns, and ultranationalism have played in the resurgence of oppression and human rights violations in the country.

  • A woman looks at fire and smoke from oil wells set ablaze

    Confronting conflict pollution

    September 30, 2020

    A new report from the HLS International Human Rights Clinic and the Conflict and Environment Observatory establishes a new framework for addressing human harm resulting from the environmental consequences of conflict.

  • Aminta Ossom

    Event series explores racial justice and human rights

    September 23, 2020

    The Human Rights Program launches a series of talks exploring issues of racial justice and human rights. The inaugural event, “Advocating While Black,” takes place on Sept. 24 .

  • Chiquita bananas on display in grocery store

    Human Rights Clinic team submits amicus brief in Chiquita Brands lawsuit

    August 25, 2020

    After months of delays, the International Human Rights Clinic filed an amicus brief in June in Doe. et al. v. Chiquita Brands International, a suit that seeks accountability for Chiquita's actions during the Colombian armed conflict from 1997 to 2004.

  • Human Rights in a Time of Populism cover image

    Human Rights in a Time of Populism and COVID-19

    June 30, 2020

    Harvard Law School's Human Rights Program recently spoke with Professor Gerald Neuman about how he sees the landscape changing for countries with populist leaders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Niku Jafarnia sitting outside on the steps of Pound Hall as Harvard Law

    At Harvard, Niku Jafarnia J.D. / M.P.P. ’20 found a wealth of ways to advocate for refugees

    May 24, 2020

    With the aim of advocating for refugees, Niku Jafarnia J.D. / M.P.P.’20 focused on the intersection of refugee rights, armed conflict, and counterterrorism as joint law and public policy student at Harvard.

  • Woman wearing a niqab

    How do you protect against indirect discrimination?

    May 13, 2020

    A recent Harvard Law School Human Rights Program (HRP) workshop convened a group of experts for a discussion on indirect discrimination on the basis of religion.

  • Refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh

    Advocating for human rights in Myanmar during COVID-19

    May 6, 2020

    In a Q&A, Yee Htun, clinical instructor in the International Human Rights Clinic, talks about systemic discrimination and violence against ethnic Rohingya in Myanmar and how Rohingya refugees are coping in the midst of a global pandemic.

  • Sabrina Singh at the UN headquarters in Geneva

    Sabrina Singh ’20 draws attention to the looming COVID-19 crisis in Nepal

    April 17, 2020

    Born and raised in Nepal, Sabrina Singh ’20 has been speaking out about how the COVID-19 pandemic could exacerbate conditions in her home country.

  • Aminta Ossom

    Finding human solutions to global problems

    February 6, 2020

    With headlines declaring 2019 the year that the world woke up to climate change, Aminta Ossom ’09 sees hope in approaching the issue from a specific angle: human rights.

  • Susan Farbstein sitting at a table talking to a group of students

    Human rights seminar tackles barriers to women’s leadership

    December 3, 2019

    This fall, Harvard Law School Clinical Professor Susan Farbstein ’04 is teaching "Human Rights Careers: Strategic Leadership Workshop," a seminar focused on advocacy and leadership for students interested in careers in human rights or social justice.