Project Activities

WCL's Impact Litigation Project (ILP) seeks to promote the rule of law and democracy through international litigation and a variety of activities on human rights.

International Litigation

The ILP works presenting or supporting cases in the following areas:

  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Due Process of Law
  • Equality before the Law
  • Women's Rights
  • LGBTI Rights
  • Indigenous Population

Class for JD and LLM students

Each semester the ILP provides an opportunity for a selected group of LL.M. and JD students to work on international human rights litigation. For the fall 2013, the ILP will offer a two credits seminar taught by Prof. Macarena Saez in which students will work on cases before the Inter-American System of Human Rights and will learn about strategic litigation.

Trainings in Human Rights for Attorneys and Human Rights Activists

Each year the ILP conducts trainings on the United Nations Human Rights System, and the Inter-American System of Human Rights.These trainings are designed for human rights defenders and government officials in Latin America. These trainings are conducted in coordination with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and other co-sponsoring institutions. The next training will be held on October 21. Registration is open until July 31. For more information, please visit:


The ILP organizes conferences that take place two or three times per year. During this time lawyers and activists from different parts of the world, gather together to discuss human rights issues. It also serves as a place to share ideas and debate strategies of Impact Litigation.


Coming soon.