IHRC’s partner in negotiations of Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty wins Nobel Peace Prize

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), with which Harvard’s International Human Rights Clinic collaborated during the negotiations of a nuclear weapon ban treaty, received the Nobel Peace Prize today. IHRC joined ICAN and UK-based disarmament organization Article 36 in the efforts for the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 

Human Rights Clinic calls on ICC to investigate Chiquita Brands for complicity in crimes against humanity

Jonathan Lovvorn appointed policy director of the HLS Animal Law and Policy Program

On May 18, on behalf of affected Colombian communities, a coalition of human rights groups including the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School called on the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the complicity of executives at Chiquita Brands International in crimes against humanity.

In the wake of executive orders restricting immigration, HLS clinic provides legal support and advocacy

President Trump Signs Three More Executive Orders

The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program has been addressing the legal concerns of Harvard students, faculty, staff, and individuals affected in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by recent executive action on immigration.

Human Rights Clinic releases report on Syrian refugees and documentation of legal status


Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic has released a new report, “Securing Status: Syrian refugees and the documentation of legal status, identity, and family relationships in Jordan,” that details the challenges Syrian refugees living outside refugee camps encounter obtaining official documents from the Government of Jordan.

Another ‘Angry Granny’ on Climate Justice

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In a recent conversation at HLS with Dean Martha Minow, Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and U.N. special envoy on El Niño and climate change, told the story of how she came to be an “Angry Granny” on the topic of climate change, starting with her discussions with people in the most deeply affected communities.

Human Rights Clinic report calls for meaningful human control of weapons systems


In a report issued last week, the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Watch call for countries to retain meaningful human control over weapons systems and ban fully autonomous weapons, also known as ‘killer robots.’