International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI)
The International Human Rights Law Institute was established in 1990 in response to a growing awareness at DePaul College of Law of the need for a coordinated institutional response to new global opportunities to advance human rights and strengthen domestic and international legal institutions. The Institute is dedicated to developing and promoting international human rights law and international criminal justice through fieldwork, research and documentation, publications, and advocacy. While the Institute does not sponsor direct litigation, faculty and staff support domestic and international cases through clinical educational programs, technical assistance and training. The Institute coordinates a broad array of teaching, research, and advocacy projects throughout the world, with a special focus on the Arab World and the Americas. These projects cover a number of key areas including, rule of law, judicial training, human rights education, trafficking, support for the International Criminal Court, weapons control, memory and conscience, and post-conflict justice. The Institute works closely with governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international bodies, and individual experts, such as scholars, activists, and journalists, from around the world. The Institute is committed to supporting innovative developments in international human rights law. Additionally, it is committed to developing a new generation of human rights advocates through its advanced training programs at DePaul University, Chicago, and elsewhere in the world.