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International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC)
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USC International Human Rights Clinic invites you to attend a book event featuring Prof. Philippe Sands of University College London author of the award winning East West Street on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity as crimes under international law and how Prof. Sand's own family history was intertwined with the historical development of those norms. Prof. Sands is a renowned scholar and practitioner of international law, including international human rights and international criminal law.
Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 4 p.m.
USC Gould School of Law, Room 433 (Reception and book signing to follow)
USC Gould's International Human Rights Clinic counts many successes in past five years.
-- DECADES AFTER GENOCIDE: IS JUSTICE POSSIBLE?
A Conversation between Nick Koumjian, Prosecutor at the ECCC and Prof. Hannah Garry, Director, USC International Human Rights Clinic.
"I grew up hearing stories of the Holocaust and was instructed often of my special responsibility... not to ignore, and thereby allow, similar crimes committed in my time. This clinic gives me an opportunity to do work in which I strongly believe."
Current Cases & Projects
- Affirmative Asylum cases: represents individuals fleeing from situations of persecution and mass atrocities world-wide
- Armenian Genocide advocacy: preparing report on reparations for Armenian Genocide for Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights
- Human Trafficking cases: represent survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence from southeast Asia & Latin America in partnership with Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
- International Criminal Tribunal cases: (assist with research and drafting in cases trying perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and terrorism)
- Extraordinary Chambers in Courts of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Leidschendam, The Netherlands
Internships & Fellowships: 33 from 2012-2016
- Department of Justice, Human Rights and Special Prosecution Section, Washington D.C.
- Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Cambodia
- International Criminal Court
- International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania
- International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, The Hague, The Netherlands
- Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals
- Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Clinic Director: Professor Hannah Garry
Professor Hannah Garry joined USC law faculty in the fall of 2010. She arrived from University of Colorado Law, where she was visiting faculty and taught international law courses as well as initiated an experiential learning course supervising students on Guantanamo and Alien Tort Statute cases. Garry has worked on international human rights and international criminal law issues since 1994 with a number of organizations including Oxford University's Refugee Studies Centre; Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda; the International Criminal Court; the UN International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda; the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia; the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; the European Court of Human Rights; and the International Human Rights Law Group (now Global Rights). She has experience in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Garry has also spoken and written widely on protection of refugee rights in Africa under national and international law; protection of refugee rights under the European Convention on Human Rights; asylum law and policy within the European Union; state responsibility and compensation for refugee flows under international law; victims' rights and restorative justice in international criminal law; corporate criminal and social responsibility under international law; and international criminal procedure.
The International Human Rights Clinic gives students the opportunity to work on projects and cases, both local and international, which confront the most pressing human rights concerns of our day. Under the supervision of Clinic Director Professor Hannah Garry, students seek justice on behalf of victims, hold perpetrators of serious human rights abuses accountable and work towards progressive development of the law. Through this experience, students acquire knowledge and skills for effective international lawyering and human rights advocacy while supporting the critical work of human rights advocates and organizations worldwide.
John Iino Named Chair of USC Gould School of Law’s Board of Councilors
February 28, 2018
Iino will assume the position July 1
February 14, 2018
Gould Students Take Second Place at the National Moot Court Finals in New York
Striving for Juvenile Justice
February 6, 2018
PCJP’s first juvenile LWOP resentencing client released from prison.