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.
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
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.