Clinical Programs - International Human Rights

International Human Rights Clinic

Students in the Cornell International Human Rights Clinic work on a wide array of human rights projects, including litigation before international tribunals, U.S. and foreign courts; advocacy before UN bodies; and the investigation and reporting of human rights violations.  Clinic participants have filed both party and amicus briefs in U.S. state and federal courts, the European Court of Human Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court.  They have also filed petitions and  prepared reports for hearings before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Clinic students have also carried out international field research in India, Argentina, Colombia, Malawi, Liberia, and other countries.  Through the International Human Rights Clinic, Cornell Law students have helped strengthen the rule of law in communities throughout the world.

Clinical Professors Sandra Babcock and Sital Kalantry each teach sections of the International Human Rights Clinic.

  • If you are interested in applying for Sandra Babcock's section of the Clinic, please click here.
  • If you are interested in applying for Sital Kalantry's section of the Clinic, please click here.

The Clinic provides free legal research and assistance to international NGOs working on key human rights projects.  If you are seeking legal research and assistance on human rights projects, please see Request for Assistance.

For recent news coverage of the Clinic's work, please click here.

To learn more about the Clinic faculty and staff, please click here.