Human Rights Clinic - Strengthening Human Rights Protection
|Coordinator||CIVIL RIGHTS DEFENDERS|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 344 200|
|Project duration||November 2018 - September 2020|
Purpose and goal
Civil Rights Defenders and Uppsala University’s Innovation Human Rights Clinic, aims to increase human rights protection in society. Through the creation of a framework for cooperation between human rights organisations and human rights expertise at universities, groups that experience human rights violations will get increased access to qualified legal aid. Develop models, methods, structures to acquire the ability to generalize and to disseminate the innovation, as well as start spreading the method.
Expected results and effects
The method contributes to a systematic strengthening of the legal capacity of civil society’s organisations whilst future jurists can increase their knowledge about human rights and on how to bring strategic litigation. By increasing access to legal aid and justice for groups such as minorities, women and young people, this innovation will in the long run contribute to a more democratic, equal, inclusive, and sustainable society.
Planned approach and implementation
Develop educational foundations, identify issues to work with in the clinic, schedule and recruit students. Respective clinic is being performed. Theoretical teaching takes place in parallel with practical work and the quality is assured by the Project Manager. After the course - Evaluation. The result is used to improve the method for the next course(s). Organizations use the results in their activities. The method is extended to additional universities and organizations. Opportunities for involving several institutions from the same university are being tested.