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The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) at GW Law is dedicated primarily to litigating human rights cases before U.S. and international tribunals. Students are immersed in the actual practice of international human rights law. They are responsible for carrying out a wide range of professional activities under close faculty supervision. Whether in federal court or before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, students participate in building legal cases from the ground up and representing their individual or organizational clients throughout the entire litigation process. They engage in researching and drafting pleadings, interviewing and counseling clients, identifying witnesses and gathering evidence, developing case strategy, writing press releases, preparing for or participating in hearings, and other activity related to their cases. In addition to litigation of human rights cases, students also engage in advocacy projects designed to promote human rights. In close collaboration with partner organizations, students draft reports for submission to international treaty monitoring bodies, conduct research and fact-finding, and engage in other advocacy efforts.


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