Transnational Justice Clinic

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to announce the launch of the Transnational Justice Clinic thanks to a generous donation from alumni Richard Adams and Ken Burke. With the creation of the Clinic, the Centre has expanded our capacity to work on issues related to transnational justice broadly understood. The Clinic will undertake legal and policy work such as amicus briefs and interventions to international and domestic courts and tribunals, a range of research support for local and international NGOs and UN bodies, and policy submissions and other research for domestic and international government bodies. Building on the Centre's areas of expertise, we intend to continue to work with existing partner organizations and develop new partnerships.

In the academic year 2023-2024, so far the Clinic has undertaken the following work: 

  • Submitted a response to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights' call for input related to Investors, ESG and Human Rights. OHCHR Call for Input - Transnational Justice Clinic Submission 
  • Drafted a joint amicus curiae brief related to a youth climate justice case filed in Peru, with the Environmental Law Clinic at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. We are also co-authoring an academic paper about the role of transnational collaboration among legal clinics in the climate litigation movement. Amicus Curiae (Spanish)

  • Researched a potential Charter challenge related to indigenous women and girls' access to housing.

  • Analyzed case law from bodies in the African Human Rights System to assess national-level implementation.

We welcome hearing from organizations interested in discussing potential projects. Please contact the Clinic Director leanna.katz [at] (Leanna Katz). 

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