International Human Rights Clinic

The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) provides Santa Clara Law students with unique, practical, and supervised real-life experiences in international human rights litigation and advocacy and represents victims of human rights violations in partnership with regional and international human rights organizations.


Protecting Women’s Rights – Int’l Law & Advocacy MCLE Event

When: Thursday, June 19, 20148:30am – 6:00pm Where: Alumni Reception CenterUC Hastings College of the Law200 McAllister StreetSan Francisco, CA 94102 The International Justice Resource Center (IJRC) invites you to register for this full-day training focused on the international standards and

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AIDESEP’s Public Statement, “Climate – Forests – Peoples: We Are One”

Please show your solidarity with the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon by sharing their pronouncement against the Peruvian’s governments attacks against their freedom of expression and self-determination. The following is AIDESEP’s public statement regarding the trial. Thanks to Amazon Watch for the

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IHRC Joins RFK Center Letter to Guatemalan Government in Support of Claudia Paz y Paz

Our clinic recently joined the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) and other legal experts in calling on Guatemalan leaders to support Claudia Paz y Paz’s candidacy for Attorney General in Guatemala. The letter was

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Jacques Leroy International Prize – Student Competition

Interested in human rights law? Apply for The Jacques Leroy International Prize. This year’s theme is “Human Rights Violations by Multinationals: How Can Abuses Be Prevented.” Send a completed dissertation that deals with this theme to UIA (Union Internationale des

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IHRC Director’s Message for Spring 2014

IHRC Spring 2014 Class

The International Human Rights Clinic is off to a great Spring Semester. Twelve students are working on several cases and projects that involve environmental justice, children with disabilities, violence against women, human trafficking, local implementation of U.S. human rights treaty

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Event on 4/16: “Torture in the War on Terror”

Torture in the War on Terror

WHO: Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture (2004-2010) and one of the five authors of a United Nations report on the detention of captives at the United States naval base at Guantánamo Bay. WHAT: A discussion of

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IHRC Students Travel to Vieques, Puerto Rico, to Investigate Human Rights Violations by the U.S. Navy

Clinic students Noemi Desguin, Christian Mora-Castrellon, and Natalie Kirkish, and Clinic Director Francisco Rivera Juaristi, pictured with Puerto Rico Bar Association President Ana Irma Rivera Lassen.

Some law students spend their spring break relaxing on the beach, while others spend their spring break defending human rights, on the beach. Over spring break, IHRC students Giovanni Avelar, Ryan Keever, Natalie Kirkish, Gloria Lee, Christian Mora-Castrellon, and Noemi

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IHRC students Travel to Puerto Rico to Investigate the Right to Education for Children with Disabilities

Clinic students Alexandra Logue, Zachary Rotstein, and Tess Mullin, Clinic Director Francisco Rivera Juaristi, and Clinical Fellow Britton Schwartz pictured with Rosa Lydia Velez, the lead plaintiff for the 34 year-old class action against the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Over Spring Break in early March 2014, IHRC students Zachary Rotstein, Tess Mullin, and Alexandra Logue travelled to San Juan, Puerto Rico with IHRC Director Francisco J. Rivera Juaristi and supervising attorney Britton Schwartz to investigate the state of special

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Event today (4/7): “Revolution in the Ukraine: Why do ordinary people get involved in revolutions?”

  With Documentary Filmmaker, Ben Moses, and Yulia Marushevska, Ukrainian viral video star. Monday, April 7 from 12-1 p.m. in Bannan Hall 139. Lunch provided. Co hosted by: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Center for Global Law & Policy, National

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United Nations Human Rights Committee Incorporates Recommendations from Santa Clara’s International Human Rights Clinic

Clinic students Joseph Nave, Carlin Lozinsky, and Jessica Mawrence observing the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva.

Santa Clara Law’s work against human trafficking continues to be recognized nationally and internationally.  The law school’s International Human Rights Clinic (“Clinic”) is proud to announce that the United Nation’s Human Rights Committee recently adopted the concerns and recommendations the

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