Human Rights Clinic

Human Rights Clinic

 

The FAU Human Rights Clinic (HRC) is an interdisciplinary human rights practice project in which students produce an “expert opinion” on a current human rights issue over a period of one year in cooperation with a practice partner from the NGO scene. The HRC is a collaboration of the professorships for Public Law, Migration Law and Human Rights (Prof. Dr. Anuscheh Farahat), International Politics of Human Rights (Prof. Dr. Katrin Kinzelbach) and Public Law, Public International Law and Human Rights (Prof. Dr. Dr. Patricia Wiater).

The project of the first cycle, which started in the winter semester 2021/22, deals with the topic “Human Rights Assessment of the Afghanistan-Evacuation and following Asylum Practice”. In cooperation with German NGO “PRO ASYL”, the team of five students of law and political science is researching the legal and factual issues of the evacuation of local Afghan staff to Germany in summer 2021 and the decision-making practice of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) regarding Afghanistan after the Taliban took power. Accompanying the independent research work, the HRC program includes various competence workshops with international speakers, in which organizational, content-related and methodological competencies are taught.

Applications for the second cycle of the HRC are open in summer 2022 to students of Law and those students of Political Science (M.A.) who major in Public Law or opted for the module Human Rights/Human Rights Policy. Students from the M.A. Human Rights can also apply, but it should be noted that the working language of the project will prospectively be German. Info on how to apply will be published here in due time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the coordinator of the Human Rights Clinic, Jonathan Kiessling: jonathan.kiessling@fau.de.