Partners

The IHR Clinic works with a wide variety of partners around the world and in the United States. Our partners include human rights NGOs, international organizations, government officials, universities, and independent researchers. The list below includes both past and present IHR Clinic partners. 

ACLU Human Rights Program

The ACLU Human Rights Program works to ensure that the U.S. government complies with universal human rights principles in addition to the U.S. Constitution. The Program uses human rights strategies to complement existing ACLU advocacy. Read more . . .

ACLU National Prison Project

The ACLU National Prison Project is dedicated to ensuring that our nation’s prisons, jails, and other places of detention comply with the Constitution, domestic law, and international human rights principles, and to ending the policies that have given the United States the highest incarceration rate in the world. We promote a fair and effective criminal justice system in which incarceration is used only as a last resort, and its purpose is to prepare prisoners for release and a productive, law-abiding life at the earliest possible time. Read more . . .

Action India

Founded in 1976, Action India believes in the power of the people. Action India provides a community based platform for advocacy and action to secure the rights of the most marginalized. Action India’s vision and goal to reach a Gender Just and Equal Society requires that men and women work together to change the system which is structured and biased against the poor, the dalits and women and girls in particular. The foundation of Action India’s women’s program is based on women’s health and reproductive rights seeking control over her body asserting her autonomy and identity. Read more . . .

Advocate General, Public Ministry of Defense of Argentina

The Public Ministry of Defence of Argentina is a government body responsible for ensuring the effective assistance and legal defense of the rights of individuals. It has among its main functions: to provide legal counsel to ensure access to justice for people; to provide advice and exercise the defense of the individual and the rights of individuals, this includes representation of minors and the disabled; the exercise of public guardianship of minors without legal representation and the disabled; and to design and implement policies to facilitate access to justice for particularly vulnerable groups. Read more . . .

American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center) in Burma

The Solidarity Center, which provided assistance to exiled Burmese union leaders, continues to work with Burma’s growing trade union movement as it expands workplace training for union members, shares strategies with union counterparts in neighboring countries and assists Burmese migrant workers through legal and social support networks. Read more...

Amnesty International, U.S.A.

Police have an obligation to respect the human rights of all people. All forces - including the state and county police, and the National Guard - involved in policing ongoing protests in Ferguson must act in accordance with international human rights standards. All complaints of human rights abuses must be independently and impartially investigated, and those found responsible for abuses must be held accountable.

At the federal level, Amnesty International is calling on the U.S. Congress to pass the End Racial Profiling Act, and on U.S, Department of Justice to comply with requirements to collect and publish statistics about police shootings. A national commission should be convened to examine police tactics nationwide, including the use of excessive or unnecessary force, the militarization of local police forces and the policing of protests. Read more...

Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, Cornell University Law School

The Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School works with judges, legal professionals, and governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve access to justice in an effort to eliminate violence against women and girls. Read more . . .

Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco

The UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health was formed in 1999 to address the health, social, and economic consequences of sex and reproduction through research and training in contraception, family planning, and STIs. The Bixby Center strives to develop preventive solutions to the most pressing domestic and international reproductive health problems. Read more . . .

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM) is a not-for-profit agency founded in 1985 to help women prisoners and their children maintain contact. CLAIM's vision for the future is one in which the cycle of intergenerational incarceration has been broken and women's incarceration is minimal to the extent it exists at all. CLAIM envisions a day when social policy is humane, just, and women shape the policies that affect them and their families. Read more . . .

Human Rights Law Network

The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a collective of lawyers and social activists dedicated to the use of the legal system to advance human rights in India and the sub-continent. HRLN collaborates with human rights groups, and grass-roots development and social movements to enforce the rights of poor marginalised people and to challenge oppression, exploitation and discrimination against any group or individual on the grounds of caste, gender, disability, age, religion, language, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and health, economic or social status. HRLN provides pro bono legal services, conducts public interest litigation, engages in advocacy, conducts legal awareness programmes, investigates violations, publishes 'know your rights' materials, and participates in campaigns. Read more . . .

IntLawGrrls

Following a blissfully brief gestation, IntLawGrrls: voices on international law, policy, and practice was born on the 3rd day of the 3rd month – Girls' Day in Japan – of the year 2007. We entered a world that was – and is – a jumble of peoples, a mix of culture and custom, a marketplace of markets as well as ideas. A world where peoples come together in amazing ways, yet clash in ways that bring destruction and dismay. Women have a hand in our world’s affairs, we wrote then. That is even more so now. Read more . . .

Jindal Global Law School

Located in the vibrant National Capital Region of India, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), part of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), imparts a rigorous and multi-disciplinary legal education with a view to producing world-class legal professionals, scholars, and public servants. JGLS empowers its students with knowledge, skills, and vision to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Read more . . .

Legal Resources Centre

The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is a human rights organization in South Africa. The LRC uses the law as an instrument of justice for the vulnerable and marginalised, including poor, homeless, and landless people and communities who suffer discrimination by reason of race, class, gender, disability or by reason of social, economic, and historical circumstances. Read more . . .

Midwest Coalition for Human Rights

The Midwest Coalition for Human Rights is a network of 56 organizations, service providers, and university centers, that work together to promote and protect human rights in our Midwest region. Through collaboration in the Heartland, we advocate, educate and take action with a strong regional voice on national and international human rights issues. Read more . . .

National Asian Pacific American Women Foundation

NAPAWF is the only national, multi-issue Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women's organization in the country. NAPAWF's mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for API women and girls. Read more . . .

Nazdeek

Nazdeek, meaning “to be close” in Urdu, is a human rights organization committed to bringing access to social and economic justice closer to marginalized communities in South Asia. Through on the ground legal support to grassroots organizations, we develop strategic litigation and build community-based networks to increase accountability. Leveraging the power of local and transnational networking, we work with communities in developing tools to demand and secure justice. Read more . . .

Penal Reform International

Penal Reform International (PRI) is a specialist organisation that addresses the rights of suspects, offenders and prisoners in the context of the broader criminal justice system. PRI works in very diverse regions and countries with different political and social realities and sensitivities. PRI is responsive to these different contexts, and adapts how it works accordingly. PRI's approach is gender and culturally sensitive. Among PRI's goals are a fair and efficient criminal justice system consistent with the rule of law and ensuring access to justice, and a reduction in the use of imprisonment through greater use of non-custodial alternatives. Read more . . .

Pozen Family Center for Human Rights

The University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights is a unique interdisciplinary program committed to a model that explores human rights issues and questions both in theory and practice. Founded in 1997 as the Human Rights Program, the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights was renamed for the family of supporters Richard and Ann Pozen in June 2014. The Center offers a broad range of innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research initiatives that critically explore the theory and practice of human rights.

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

To realize his dream of a more just and peaceful world, Robert Kennedy’s family and friends founded a living memorial in 1968. Today, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is one of the foremost international human rights organizations. Read more . . .

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women. In doing so, UN Member States took a historic step in accelerating the Organization's goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system: Division for Advancement of Women (DAW), International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), Office of the Special Advisor on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI), and United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Read more...

US Human Rights Network

The US Human Rights Network is a national network of organizations and individuals working to build and strengthen a people-centered human rights movement in the United States, where leadership is centered on those most directly affected by human rights violations, and the full range of diversity within communities is respected and embraced. Read more . . .

Zimbabwe Women's Lawyers Association

Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) is a non-profit organisation that provides legal services for free to women and children in Zimbabwe. Read more...