King's Human Rights and Environment Clinic
The Clinic works with students on public interest cases and research projects which aim to protect the environment and promote human rights.
It aims to complement the work of the Transnational Law Institute and the Climate Law and Governance Centre.
Collaboration is at the heart of ensuring the work has maximum impact, whether with civil society organisations and activists or other disciplines and universities.
Cases may be supervised by solicitors within or outside the clinic, with input from barristers’ Chambers where appropriate.
We prioritise cases with a human rights aspect or which tackle Climate Change directly or indirectly.
Internationally our legal interventions support communities adversely affected by multinationals, particularly extractive companies.
Current cases include an amicus for indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in Latin America and providing training for African NGO lawyers.
In the UK we work closely with the Environmental Law Foundation on behalf of local people and communities.
We prioritise cases and projects which may advance social justice.
Key areas include: data rights; migrants socio-economic rights; universal jurisdiction.
Recent cases include advice to Amnesty International re the Freedom of Information Act.
If you have a human rights or environmental issue which you think might be suitable for the clinic, please visit our Contact Us page to find out how to get in touch.