In an era of rapid transformation caused by rising global interdependence, the Human Rights Clinic (Essex HR Clinic) at the University of Essex pursues a twofold mission:
- Promoting human rights in the UK and abroad; and
- Training students to gain and develop transferable employability skills.
The Essex HR Clinic marshals the resources of the faculty and students at the University of Essex to advance the struggle for
human rights on behalf of victims of abuses, minorities, vulnerable groups, and marginalised individuals and communities. It identifies issues that impede efforts to protect and
promote human rights and proposes approaches and strategies to advance solutions to those issues. It also stimulates co-operation
and an exchange of views between practitioners and scholars, and prepares graduates for an increasingly diverse, competitive,
and international professional life.
The Essex HR Clinic was established in 2009 by the Essex Human Rights
Centre, with the support of the Essex School of Law, as
a vehicle to provide students and academics with structured clinical experience and
an ongoing institutional mechanism for the promotion and protection of human rights.
As participants in the Essex HR Clinic, students and academics work in a professional setting and develop professional skills, learning to
manage multiple demands under pressure created by constraints of time and resources. The various thematic areas in which they work include:
economic, social, and cultural rights; civil and political rights; environmental protection; business and human rights; and non-discrimination and equality.
The geographic scope covered can be global, regional, national or local.
To download the Clinic's Leaflet in pdf form, please click here.
Director of the Human Rights Clinic