International human rights law regulates the relationship between states and individuals and is based on a set of treaties and agreements between sovereign states, international laws, and international declarations and conventions.

International human rights lawyers provide expertise and support in strategic human rights litigation, and collaborative litigation with local partners. They also disseminate information that enhances the use of human rights law. International human rights lawyers may work in non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations such as the United Nations, federal government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

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Georgetown Law Courses

International Human Rights
Law and War
Managing National Security
Refugee Law and Public Policy

Georgetown Law Clinics

Center for Applied Legal Studies
International Women’s Human Rights Clinic

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