The clinical program at the CFHR was inaugurated in September 2018 in collaboration with Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. The clinical program offers a unique opportunity to students who have a defined interest in human rights work.
The clinic is designed to develop lawyering skills which include oral advocacy, legal research, drafting, examination of witness, preparing memos, etc. The Human Rights Clinic works on different thematic areas assigned by the faculty advisors each year. In 2018, the Clinic focused on issues relating to gender-based violence. The Clinical students had the opportunity to work on a range of projects:
- Economic Cost of Violence Against Women
- Violence Against Transgender Persons
- The two-finger test
- Rate of Maternal Mortality in Pakistan
In 2019, the Human Rights Clinic focused on the following project areas:
- Harassment in educational institutions
- Refugee rights
- Environmental law
To learn more about ongoing and past projects click here.