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The Clinic provides brief filing, legal advice and drafting services for litigation in international and domestic cases.

We provide legal advice, document drafting services, and filing amicus curiae briefs on all human rights issues. Recent amicus curiae briefs have focused upon, the capital judicial process, methods of execution, life without parole, racial equality, time on death row, women’s rights, children’s rights, prosecutorial misconduct, access to justice, effective representation, and due process of law.

The Clinic offers support for lawyers around the world who work on indigent defence and it also presents students with opportunities to research on cases involving many international human rights issues.

Clinic members have worked on human rights cases with the:

  • UK government’s Ministry of Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute
  • Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales
  • International Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Paris Bar Association
  • Bar of Ireland
  • Bar Council of Hong Kong
  • Amsterdam Bar Association
  • Law Council of Australia
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic
  • Amicus
  • Reprieve
  • Amnesty International
  • Sudanese Human Rights Initiative
Previous Clinic Cases (Click to reveal)

In the United States of America

Shonda Walter v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States, Brief of the Bar of Ireland, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Paris Bar Association, as amicus curiae, in support of the petitioner, No. 15-650, (2015).

In Re Linda Carty, Brief of the Government of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland as amicus curiae on behalf of petitioner Linda Carty on application for Post Conviction Writ of Habeas Corpus, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, CCA Case WR-61, 055-02, filed 10/31/2014   

Manuel Valle v. Florida, Motion for Waiver of Time and Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief, and Brief of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Law Society of England and Wales, and the Spanish Society for International Human Rights (Asociación Española Par el Derecho Internacional de Los Derechos Humanos) in support of petitioner, No. 11-6029 

Evan Miller v. Alabama; Kuntrell Jackson v. Hobbs, Brief on Writ of Certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States of Amici Curiae Amnesty International, et al. in Support of Petitioners, Nos. 10-9646 and 10-9647    http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/supreme_court_preview/briefs/10-9646_petitioner_amcu_amnesty.authcheckdam.pdf?

Terrance Jamar Graham v. State of Florida; Joe Harris Sullivan v. State of Florida, Brief for Amnesty International, et al., as amici curiae in Support of Petitioners, in the Supreme Court of the United States, Nos. 08-7412, 08-7621   

Deck v. Missouri, Brief on Writ of Certiorari, with the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, in the Supreme Court of the United States, No. 04-5293   

Roper v. Simmons, Brief on Writ of Certiorari, with the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and the International Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales, in the Supreme Court of the United States, No. 03-633      

In re Kevin Nigel Stanford, Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, with the International Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, in the Supreme Court of the United States, No. 01-1009   

Penry v. Johnson, Brief on Writ of Certiorari, with the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, in the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, with the Bar Human Rights   

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The Meriam Ibrahim Case

The Clinic provided legal advice to the Sudanese Human Rights Initiative (SHRI) in the petitions for Meriam Ibrahim.
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British Nationals Overseas

The Clinic’s British Nationals Overseas project provides assistance to British nationals facing criminal proceedings in foreign jurisdictions.
British Nationals Overseas >>