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  • Clinician Spotlight: Q&A with Aminta Ossom, J.D. ‘09 

    Aminta Ossom, J.D. ’09, is a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law. Immediately prior to joining the Clinic in 2019, she served as a human rights officer at the United Nations, where she supported the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and the Special Rapporteurs of the Human Rights Council. During summer 2022, she took a professional development leave, returning to…

  • Maryum Jordan in rural highlands of Peru

    Lawyer, Advocate, Therapist, Travel Agent: Maryum Jordan’s International Career and Local Impact

    In the almost ten years since she graduated from Harvard Law School, human rights lawyer Maryum Jordan (A.B. ’10, J.D. ’14) has become a legal chameleon. From the lush banks of the Peruvian Amazon to the rugged shoreline of Alaska, Jordan has developed legal strategies to sue a massive mining company, documented human rights violations and provided evidence to the…

  • Craters from Soviet nuclear tests at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan. Credit: CTBTO Preparatory Commission, 2008.

    Designing a Trust Fund for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Report Examines Precedent and Offers Proposals

    As the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) moves into its implementation phase, the proposal to create a victim assistance and environmental remediation trust fund has generated much discussion among states parties and other stakeholders. The TPNW trust fund could offer significant value to the implementation process as a mechanism that would bolster the humanitarian purpose of…

  • CAVANAUGH, DOCHERTY, AND MATEVOSYAN AT THE EWIPA EVENT IN DUBLIN

    OCP Spotlight: “International Human Rights Clinic Resumes Travel in Ireland, Kosovo”

    This week, Olivia Klein from the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs published a feature on IHRC’s return to in-semester international travel. Check out the spotlight on two clinical trips: one to Dublin for the signing of the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated…