Course Details

Clinic: International Human Rights Law and Practice

"The International Human Rights Law and Practice Clinic works with diverse clients and partners to promote global justice. Students work in teams on dynamic projects using international human rights law, norms, and mechanisms, as well as other domestic and foreign law, to draw attention to human rights violations, to develop practical solutions to complex problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and to promote accountability on the part of states and non-state actors. Students work closely with a wide range of clients and partners, including international organizations, foreign governmental institutions, NGOs, community groups, and international human rights experts. Most projects are interdisciplinary and involve collaboration with professionals from non-legal fields, such as medicine, law enforcement, or public health. All projects involve legal and non-legal research and writing, project and client management, and performative components, such as public presentations, foreign field work, and engagements with government or United Nations officials. Most projects involve international travel for research or program implementation. Past projects involved work in Botswana, China, Nigeria and South Africa, and clients and partners have included the United Nations Development Program, the Police Service Commission of Nigeria, the Southern African Litigation Centre, the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Global Coalition of TB Activists, the Botswana Labour Migrant Association, the Center for Social and Economic Rights, and Lawyers Alert Nigeria. Projects during the 2019-20 school year will involve work in the areas of global health and human rights, corporate accountability for human rights abuses, and the reform of the Nigeria Police Force. For more detailed information on these projects, feel free to contact Prof. Citro. PRE-REQUISITES/RESTRICTIONS: This section is open to JD and IHR/LLM students. If seats are available, MSL and LLM students may register upon approval by the instructor and program administrators."

Catalog Number: LITARB 741
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning


Course History

Fall 2019
Title: Clinic: International Human Rights Law and Practice
Faculty: Citro, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Spring 2019
Title: Clinic: International Human Rights Law and Practice
Faculty: Citro, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 4     Actual: 3

Fall 2018
Title: Clinic: Int'l Human Rights
Faculty: Citro, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 5

Spring 2018
Title: Clinic: International Human Rights Law and Practice
Faculty: Citro, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 2     Actual: 2

Fall 2017
Title: Clinic: International Human Rights Law and Practice
Faculty: Citro, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 3