Our Work


Through our award-winning legal clinic, the IHRP lends legal expertise to civil society to support advocacy that enhances the legal protection of existing and emerging international human rights.It is Canada’s first-ever international human rights clinic. 



Since 1988, through logistical and financial support, the IHRP has facilitated over 500 summer fellowships for law students with organizations in 70 different countries. The goal of the program is to train and develop the capacity of students in the promotion and protection of international human rights through litigation, advocacy, activism, research, and education often at the grassroots level. At the same time, the IHRP fellowships allow students to gain practical experience in the field, and experience human rights concerns that are of interest to them.  


Working Groups

IHRP Working Groups are student-led initiatives that bring together 10-15 students to enhance knowledge exchange between students, academics, civil society and the private sector on current, emerging, or contentious international human rights law issues. 


Rights Review

The independent student-led publication of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law. All articles and publications are from U of T students!