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    Shaping a Human Rights Career: Nikki Santos ‘24 Reflects on Her Experience in the International Human Rights Clinic

    My work with IHRC has been the most meaningful and rewarding part of my law school experience. I joined the Clinic in the Spring of 2023, and have participated as an advanced student ever since. My project centers on the 2017 French Duty of Vigilance Law which we are using to hold Carrefour, the seventh-largest…

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    Mariupol’s Devastation and Search for Justice: A Human Rights Watch, SITU Research, and Truth Hounds Investigation

    Immediately upon the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Mariupol became a focal point of the war as Russia’s grip tightened around the coastal city. About 540,000 people resided in Mariupol before the Russian armed forces attacked, but as the bombardment continued, the number of residents dwindled, due to death and displacement. On May 20, 2022,…

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    Explosive Weapons’ Dire Impact on Cultural Heritage

    Compliance with 2022 Political Declaration Would Reduce Harm in Armed Conflict (Oslo, April 21, 2024) – The bombing and shelling of cities and towns during armed conflict has devastating consequences for cultural heritage and civilians, Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) said in a new report. Minimizing this harm…

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    With Haiti on the Brink of Collapse, a Reckoning for US Policy on Haiti

    Haiti’s rapidly spiraling political and security crisis has brought the de facto Haitian government to the brink of collapse. As gangs assault key infrastructure and move closer to complete control, Haiti’s prime minister, Ariel Henry, is stuck in Puerto Rico and unable to return. Henry – an unelected leader whose sole source of support has come from…