The International Human Rights Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States. The Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop practical solutions to those problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. The Clinic works closely with non-governmental organizations to design, collaborate, and implement projects, which include litigation in domestic, foreign, and international tribunals as well as non-litigation projects, such as documenting violations, legislative reform, drafting reports, and training manuals. Students work in teams on specific projects and will develop their international research, legal writing, oral advocacy, communication, interviewing, collaboration, media advocacy, and strategic thinking skills. Additionally, students critically examine the substance and application of human rights law, as well as discuss and confront the ethical challenges of working on human rights problems globally, and develop new techniques to address human rights violations, including those involving economic and social rights and women's rights.

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Submissions from 2018

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Neglect and Abuse of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, University of Chicago Law School - International Human Rights Clinic

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Defending Dissent: Towards State Practices That Protect and Promote the Right to Protest, University of Chicago Law School - International Human Rights Clinic and International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations

Submissions from 2017

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Resolving Land Disputes through Restitution Dynamics: A Comparative Analysis of Country Case Studies, University of Chicago Law School - International Human Rights Clinic

Submissions from 2016

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Comments On The Reporting Requirements On Responsible Investment In Burma, University of Chicago Law School - International Human Rights Clinic

Submissions from 2015

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Aftershocks: The Human Impact of U.S. Deportations to Post-Earthquake, University of Miami Law School Immigration Clinic, University of Miami Law School Human Rights Clinic, and University of Chicago Law School - International Human Rights Clinic

Submissions from 2014

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The Shackling of Incarcerated Pregnant Women: A Human Rights Violation Committed Regularly in the United States, University of Chicago Law School - International Human Rights Clinic, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers, and ACLU National Prison Project

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Replacing Myths With Facts: Sex-Selective Abortion Laws In The United States, University of Chicago Law School - International Human Rights Clinic, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health

Submissions from 2013

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Women In Prison In Argentina: Causes, Conditions, and Consequences, University of Chicago Law School - International Human Rights Clinic, Defensoría General de la Nación Argentina, Cornell Law School - International Human Rights Clinic, and Cornell Law School - Avon Global Center for Women and Justice

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Chicago School Closings Shadow Report: Independent Information for the 107th session of the Human Rights Committee, University of Chicago Law School - International Human Rights Clinic and Midwest Coalition for Human Rights