Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research

Human Rights Law Clinic papers

At the conclusion of each Clinic, the memoranda prepared by Clinic students are provided to each client and, when consented to by the client, uploaded for open access on this site.

The memoranda are research papers prepared on a pro bono basis by students in the Human Rights Law Clinic. They are produced as a pedagogical exercise to train students in the practice and application of international human rights law. They do not involve the giving of professional advice and cannot in any way bind, or lead to any form of liability or responsibility for their authors, the convenor of the Clinic, the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research or the University of Sussex.

Human Rights Law Clinic Papers 2017

'Eritrea country profile on the prevention and perpetration of torture and access to redress and accountability', by Selam Biru (for Freedom From Torture)

'Syria country profile on the prevention and perpetration of torture and access to redress and accountability', by Chikondi Chijozi (for Freedom From Torture)

'Fair trial rights during states of conflict and emergency', by Paul Chiotcha (for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights)

'Exploring the boundaries of 'civil disobedience' as a legitimate form of dissent', by Nora Göhler (for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights)

'The detention of persons with psychological disabilities', by Elliot Hatt (for Human Rights Watch)

'Assessing the UK Conservative Party proposal to establish a standing derogation concerning british armed forces', by Daniel Hicklin (for Human Rights Watch)

'The human rights implications of mass surveillance and data collection', by Bradley Kershaw (for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights)

'Reform of the Common European Asylum System under the 'Dublin IV' proposal', by Nicola Logan (for the International Commission of Jurists)

'Human rights implication of the mass burial of unidentified bodies in Mexico', by Andres Enrique Pacheco Pacheco (for the Open Society Justice Initiative)

'The impact of the death penalty on children of parents sentenced to death', by Angela Yeboah-Appiah (for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights)

'Human rights assessment of electronic monitoring as an alternative to pre-trial detention', by Maija Zalpetere (for Fair Trials)

Human Rights Law Clinic Papers 2016

'The protection and safety of persons with disabilities in armed conflict', by Poppy Ni Bhroithe-Barnett (for the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights)

'The enjoyment by women of their right to peaceful assembly', by Bea Webster (for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights)

'The enjoyment by human rights defenders of their right to freedom of association', by Esnatt Gondwe (for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights)

'Criminal and administrative measures against foreign terrorist fighters', by Ryan Dowding and Charles McKeon  (for the International Commission of Jurists and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights)

'The death penalty and the prohibition of torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment', by Johanne Arnoldi Zilmer (for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights)

'Imposition of the death penalty in Pakistan: Assessing compliance with international law and standards', by Suleman Zeb (for the International Commission of Jurists)