Course Details

Clinic: International Human Rights Advocacy

"Students in IHR Advocacy Clinic will have the opportunity to work on cases or projects using the norms and mechanisms of IHR law. Projects may involve, e.g., State and business accountability for human rights violations; rights of indigenous and other peoples to participate in decisions affecting their lives, lands and livelihoods; rights of migrants to seek asylum and be treated with dignity; and protection of the human rights of LGBTIQ people. Working with local NGOs, students will have the opportunity to conduct fact-finding, prepare complaints to UN human rights mechanisms on behalf of victims, draft reports for human rights mechanisms, and develop strategies for combatting human rights abuses. Students often have the opportunity to travel to conduct fact-finding and collaborate with NGO partners in the countries and areas that are the focus of project work, and to participate in human rights advocacy at the UN in Geneva. For information about specific projects and possible travel for the upcoming semester, please contact Prof. Bridget Arimond at b-arimond@law.nortwestern.edu."

Catalog Number: LITARB 714
Practice Areas: International Law Practice AreaLegal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning


Course History

Fall 2019
Title: Clinic: International Human Rights Advocacy
Faculty: Arimond, Bridget (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 4     Actual: 4

Spring 2019
Title: Clinic: International Human Rights Advocacy
Faculty: Arimond, Bridget (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Fall 2018
Title: Clinic: Int'l Human Rights Adv
Faculty: Arimond, Bridget (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 4     Actual: 4

Spring 2018
Title: Clinic: International Human Rights Advocacy
Faculty: Arimond, Bridget (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 7

Fall 2017
Title: Clinic: International Human Rights Advocacy
Faculty: Arimond, Bridget (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 4     Actual: 4

Spring 2017
Title: Clinic: International Human Rights Advocacy
Faculty: Arimond, Bridget (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 7

Fall 2016
Title: Clinic: International Human Rights Advocacy
Faculty: Arimond, Bridget (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 4     Actual: 4