Projects and Cases

The IHRC practices in four main areas at home and abroad: international criminal justice and accountability; refugee rights; anti-human trafficking work; and fair trial rights. Examples of some of the projects and cases undertaken include:

  • Fair Trial Rights Monitoring: Monitoring of Trials Globally of Journalists, Human Rights Defenders and others for Upholding Fair Trial Rights
  • Human Trafficking Client Representation: T-Visa, U-Visa and VAWA cases
  • International Criminal Tribunal Litigation:
    1. International Criminal Court
      • The Prosecutor v. Ngudjolo
      • Victims Participation and Reparations Section
    2. Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
      • Case 001: Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch
      • Case 002: Nuon Chea et al.
    3. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Trial
      • The Prosecutor v. Bizimungu et al.
      • The Prosecutor v. Karemera & Ngirumpatse
      • The Prosecutor v. Nizeyimana
    4. Special Tribunal for Lebanon
      • The Prosecutor v. Ayyash et al.
      • 2011 Casebook Index Project
  • Refugee Rights Advocacy: Representation of clients for asylum, resettlement and family reunification; advocacy for refugee resettlement
  • U.S. Courts Litigation:
    • U.S. Supreme Court: Arzoumanian et al. v. Munchener Ruckversicherungs-gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft AG, Brief of Amici Curiae Armenian Bar Association et al. in support of Petition for a Writ of Certiori
    • U.S. District Court: Motions for Class Action and Summary Judgment on behalf of Iranian refugees seeking resettlement to the U.S.
    • CA Supreme Court: Amicus Curiae Brief with USC Gould’s Post Conviction Justice Project in People vs. Moffett and People vs. Gutierrez, challenging CA Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentencing under International Human Rights Law
  • Photo at The Hague
  • Photo of Hannah Garry at the ICC
  • Photo of IHRC team working with Syrian refugees
  • Photo of IHRC team posing in front of ruins in Lebanon

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Human Rights Internships and Fellowships

Following their Clinic experience, student attorneys have been placed in a number human rights internships and fellowships including with the:

  • Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
  • Human Rights First
  • International Criminal Court
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • Special Tribunal for Lebanon
  • U.S. Department of Justice Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section
  • Willow International