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Pro Bono Projects

IHRA partners with non-governmental organizations and international organizations to give students the opportunity to conduct human rights-related research worldwide.

Please contact us at ​narnpr@law.upenn.edu if you would like to partner with IHRA.

IHRA Partnerships and Research Projects

2015-2016

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Current Projects:

 

ATTENTION: IHRA IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING NEW PROJECTS TO BE ADDED TO OUR PROJECT LIST FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR. PLEASE CHECK BACK SEPTEMBER 2015 FOR DETAILS. WE WILL BE CONTINUING OUR COLLABORATION WITH NAMATI THROUGH MAY 2016.

 

Land Rights | Namati, International 

http://www.namati.org

Currently accepting new volunteers.

Namati’s Community Land Protection Program supports communities to use national legislation and legal procedures to protect their land claims. The Program uses an integrated community land documentation process that secures legal protections, strengthens local land governance, and leverages the process to create positive intra-community change. As part of its Community Land Protection strategy, Namati is compiling a database of national court cases involving dispossession and disenfranchisement of community lands. The Casebase will be a resource for community land rights advocates and lawyers crafting litigation strategies to fight community land dispossession. IHRA will partner with Namati to help grow the Community Land Rights Casebase.

For a primer on land rights check out: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - a human rights analysis of land-related issues 

Interested Penn volunteers, please contact Natasha Arnpriester at narnpr@law.upenn.edu for more information. 

 

United Nations UPR Advocacy | Moldova

 

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/UPRMain.aspx

Currently accepting new volunteers.

Building upon our work in Moldova, we will be collaborating with Moldovan NGOs to prepare alternative reports to the United Nations Human Rights Council in advance of Moldova’s Universal Periodic Review scheduled for May 2016. 

Interested Penn volunteers, please contact Natasha Arnpriester at narnpr@law.upenn.edu for more information. 

Past Partnerships and Projects

 

Police Training | U.S. Department of Justice, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program,

Global Health | Lawyers Collective, India 

Education | Voices on the Border, El Salvador

Freedom of Movement | International Refugee Rights Initiative, Uganda

Marital Property Rights | Swayam, India

National Health Insurance |  SECTION27, South Africa