This four-credit course combines class study of international human rights litigation with substantial written assignments prepared at the request of non-profit litigators and human rights groups. Students research and write briefs, complaints, memos, and reports for non-governmental, non-profit human rights litigators and advocates. Class time and assigned readings study domestic and international human rights advocacy mechanisms and explore the legal, strategic, ethical and theoretical issues raised by such work. Outside class, students work on projects in collaboration with one or more other students. Projects are designed to expose students to the different tools available to promote respect for human rights and to integrate the theory and practice of human rights advocacy. All assignments require extensive research and writing. The clinic provides significant opportunity to develop international human rights law research and writing skills.

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