Category: Cases and Projects

  • The Clinic conducted a follow-up project on the three-volume report on corporate complicity and legal accountability released by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). The Clinic researched corporate complicity cases in the Americas to determine how courts are dealing with claims seeking civil, criminal, and constitutional remedies for the harms produced by companies’ complicity with […]
  • The Human Rights Clinic documented the effects of gold mining on Ghanaians living in the Tarkwa area in the Western Region of Ghana. The Clinic went to Ghana in October of 2009, partnering with Center for Public Interest Law at UT and the Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM) in Ghana to survey […]
  • The Clinic developed a litigation strategy to address the health situation of people in pre-trial detention in Kenya. Working with the Justice Initiative of Open Society, Clinic students researched factual and legal issues and possible venues to challenge the human rights abuses in detention facilities.
  • The Clinic, in partnership with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Panama and the Defensoría del Pueblo (Ombudsperson) conducted research and document the situation of racial profiling in Panama. The Clinic wrote a memo to our partners in Panama outlining the factual situation in the country and also providing with international legal standards dealing […]
  • Clinic students prepared a report on legal, institutional, and factual issues related to the right to food, in particular how policies and programs provided by the State secure or hamper this right. The report will be presented to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, the Yemen Government, NGOs, and other inter-governmental organizations.
  • The United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues asked the Clinic to prepare a brief on the dispute between two minority groups. The Clinic researched the historical background of the dispute, the legal arguments and current situation. The document contains an analysis of the dispute based on the human rights framework and proposes different courses […]
  • Clinic students collaborated with the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW AP) in the production of a manual intended to help women’s rights advocacy groups choose the most effective international forum to bring their claims. The student researched the case law of various UN bodies as well as the Inter-American, European, and African […]
  • The Clinic worked with the International Center of Transitional Justice (ICTJ) to compose a series of memoranda to address the experiences of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to secure collective reparations for human rights abuses. The ICTJ used the memoranda in its work with the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia (ECCC) to […]
  • The Clinic has worked with the attorney representing the Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña (the Fraternal Black Honduran Organization, or OFRANEH) in support of their case against Honduras pending in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The Garífunas Communities have suffered through the State’s failure to protect their traditional lands, and now the very […]
  • Clinic students worked with the Observatorio de Discriminación Racial (Racial Discrimination Observatory) from the University of Los Andes (Colombia) in order to prepare briefing and advocacy papers supporting the adoption and improvement of the current draft the “Inter-American Convention against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance.” The product analyzed problematic aspects of the […]