Clinic work combines both hands-on practical experience in human rights and classroom study. Students work in teams, with the guidance of a supervisor, to investigate and document human rights violations and/or strengthen human rights initiatives. This is achieved in collaboration with the many partners with which the Clinic works, including governments, NGOs and international organisations.
The Clinic also runs an optional module that is available to postgraduate students on human rights programmes. Applications are now open and will close on Monday 11 October at 9am. Find out how to apply.
"An invaluable experience in discovering what it means to be in a truly diverse team with the conflicts and opportunity for learning that it can bring. I believe I came out of it a more rounded human rights advocate"
This project will examine what kind of reparations would be most appropriate for people living in refugee camps who are victims of violations of the most serious crimes of concern to the global community. The project will consider how reparations would need to devised to distinguish them from humanitarian assistance. It will also analyse to whom, how and when such reparations should be provided.
National Action Plans are the policy strategy developed by States to protect against adverse human rights impacts of business. This project will consist in a comparative analysis of six countries in Europe and Latin America to identify commonalities and differences in relation to planning design, implementation and monitoring mechanisms on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This comparative study should show how countries are designing their public policies on corporate responsibility in light of relevant international human rights standards.
2021 marks 21 years since the States Assembly passed the Human Rights (Jersey) Law 2000, which came into force in 2006. Modelled closely on the UK’s Human Rights Act 1998, the Law also mirrors legislation adopted in the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man. The Law was designed to “bring rights home” by incorporating internationally recognised rights and freedoms contained in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into domestic legal systems. This project will review the operation of the Human Rights (Jersey) Law 2000 to measure the effect the 2000 Law has had.
This project will present a baseline analysis of how various UN Human Rights Special Procedure mandate holders have addressed issues related specifically to displaced and/or stateless persons in recent years. The mapping exercise will be accompanied by summary factsheets on respective mandates, accompanied by recommendations on how UNHCR can further enhance its strategic engagement with Special Procedures.
This project aims to understand the origins of reproductive coercion in outdated, colonialist, and harmful mental health laws and policies. It will support the mapping of such laws and policies in a geographically diverse selection of countries from the Southeast Asia/Pacific region, as well as the work of the UN human rights system to address these practices in the selected countries (UPR and Treaty Bodies).
This project will map the mechanisms for oversight, scrutiny, and accountability of UK Special Forces activities, to provide recommendations for how the UK could ensure that Special Forces activities are subject to meaningful oversight and accountability, without compromising troops’ safety or national security, and provide advocacy opportunities to educate parliamentarians on investigations.