Human Rights Clinic
The Human Rights Clinic (Est. 1993) is informed by traditional and current approaches in the field of human rights. The Clinic advocates for the protection of fundamental human rights, including all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. The Clinic defends clients against the many faces of discrimination based on ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, political views, disability, gender, and sexual orientation.
Among the Clinic’s clients are people from marginalized and minority populations (e.g. Arab-Israelis, LGBTQ+ persons, people with disabilities, etc.). The diverse array of challenges it pursues include the right to healthy living; equality and equity in education and family life; freedom of speech and association; disability rights; and protections for people living in poverty. Since 1993, the Clinic has provided legal representation for both individuals and NGOs in hundreds of cases; its expertise in human rights advocacy is exceptional.
Participating students have the opportunity to select the cases they work on and are encouraged to propose new cases and suggest new issues for advocacy efforts. The students participate in all stages of case work, from attending preliminary meetings with clients to preparing statements of claim and motions presented in courts.
|Prof. Ronen Avraham - Academic Supervisor||Sawsan Zaher, Adv. - Clinical Instructor||Debby Tal Sadeh, Adv. - Clinical Instructor|