Urgent Appeal on Racial Injustice

Clinic students worked with our partners to submit an Urgent Appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur to intervene on racial injustice and crackdowns on peaceful protests.

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Professor Garry Argues before the International Criminal Court

On 6 December 2019, Professor Hannah Garry argued before the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court in an appeal concerning an investigation into alleged crimes relating to the armed conflict in Afghanistan.

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Clinic celebrates 10 cohorts of impactful advocates
From left, Hannah Garry, director of USC’s International Human Rights Clinic, Aysha Pamukcu (JD 2011) and (facing camera) Brian Rifkin (JD 2011) in a cell at the infamous S-21 prison in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Credit: Vinh Dao)

Clinic celebrates 10 cohorts of impactful advocates

Students, clinic earn attention of human rights community.

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Clinic defends human rights defenders

  • By Christina Schweighofer

In their respective home countries, Anna and Rachel stood up for other women — until they too became victims, targeted specifically for their human rights activism. Both women fled to the United States, where their applications for asylum were approved thanks to the work of four students in the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) at the USC Gould School of Law.

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Clinic wins litigation on behalf of Iranian Refugees

USC International Human Rights Clinic student attorneys Matt Saria, ’19, Ashley De Vance, ’19, Bettina Tiangco, ’19 and Natalia Da Silva, ’19 worked in partnership with the International Refugee Assistance Project to file motions for class certification and summary judgment in U.S. district court in the northern district of CA to reverse the unprecedented mass denial of refugee status by the Department of Homeland Security to approximately 87 Iranian religious minorities who had fled to Austria and applied for resettlement into the United States through the Vienna based Lautenberg-Specter program established by Congress in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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Real-life Justice League

USC Gould's International Human Rights Clinic counts many successes in past five years  -By Julie Riggott When Hannah Garry founded the International Human Rights Clinic at USC Gould, she had a holistic vision…

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