International Human Rights Law Program


About the International Human Rights Program

Situated at a major global crossroads and housed at one of the finest research universities in the world, UCLA Law’s International Human Rights Program has emerged as a vital player in international human rights work in the United States.

The program engages in research, advocacy and public education to advance the norms of international human rights law. Clinical programs and externships put faculty and students on the ground in far-flung locations – such as The Hague and the Democratic Republic of Congo – to advocate for justice in courtrooms, on the ground and in the press.

The International Human Rights Clinic collaborates with global organizations working on pressing human rights issues, while the Asylum Clinic places students with Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project to assist refugees seeking legal status in the U.S.

The program’s rigorous research frames and addresses critical questions about human rights law, its development and application, and its rich offerings to the public include seminars, workshops and lectures that shed light on the gamut of complex human rights issues.