The Notre Dame Law School Global Human Rights Clinic (NDLS GHRC) is the experiential learning unit of the Notre Dame Law School Human Rights Program that is open to all Notre Dame Law School students (Juris Doctor, LLM, and JSD). The NDLS GHRC builds on the Human Rights Program’s half-century track record of experience in the formation of human rights lawyers from all over the world, while drawing from our established pedagogy in Natural Law, Jurisprudence and International Human Rights Law.

The GHRC engages in three core functions essential to the professional formation of our students - representation, education, and advocacy - in collaboration with our network of alumni and partner organizations around the world. The NDLS GHRC provides Notre Dame Law students with: real-world lawyering experiences in representing individuals, organizations and groups combating human rights violations worldwide; human rights training and education with national courts and judiciaries, international organizations, and HR LLM alumni partners; and the opportunity to assist with advocacy for legislative implementation of human rights and human rights driven-legal reform in States throughout the world.

Watch Notre Dame Law School Global Human Rights Director Diane Desierto deliver arguments at the Public Hearing of the Advisory Opinion on Climate Emergency and Human Rights Day in Barbados here:

Watch the 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States Side Event below:

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Expert from Notre Dame explains ongoing crisis in Haiti

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - As violence continues to escalate in Haiti, the U.S. is planning to send more Marines to beef up security at the embassy there.

But even with that, Americans are trapped in the increasingly chaotic country.

Many of you may be confused about what’s happening there and why, so we brought Jean Marc Brissau to The WNDU Studios on Thursday to give us some perspective.

He’s a graduate programs manager at Notre Dame Law School and is Haitian.

Cambodia farmers displaced by sugar plantations proceed with landmark international class action suit

In 2008, the Cambodian government leased land villagers had lived and farmed on for decades to subsidiaries of the Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol through economic land concessions. Police burned down homes, forcibly evicted residents and imprisoned others.

Now, Mai is part of a group of 700 families suing Mitr Phol in a landmark class action case in Thailand. The company is one of the world’s largest sugar producers and a major Coca-Cola supplier.