International Human Rights Clinic
Images courtesy of the United Nations
The International Human Rights Clinic, launched in 2011, gives students the opportunity to work on real cases of human rights violations that occur in several countries around the world.
The clinic is active year-round, over three terms. Students sign up for two consecutive terms (three units per term, for a total of 6 units) and are required to have completed Introduction to International Law prior to enrolling. Clinic units also count toward the completion of the pro bono graduation requirement.
The clinic does work in the following areas:
Unlawful Police Killings and Brutality
- Inter-American Commission of Human Rights - 12 Individual Cases
- United Nations - Universal Periodic Review Report on Extrajudicial Executions
Rights of Refugees
- Gender Discrimination & Recognition of Domestic Violence as Grounds for Refugee Status
- Unlawful Detentions for Failure to Recognize Refugee Protections: UNHRC, Fofana v. Ecuador
- Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Refugees: CESCR, Peña v. Ecuador
Freedom of Expression
- Submitted before International and Regional Bodies
- Submitted before Domestic Courts
Loyola Law School
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Gifts to the Clinic help students continue to investigate human rights violations.
Catch up on the clinic's latest news and cases in the 2014 Activites Report.
To view past reports click here.