The Clinic for Human Rights in Society was established in 2002 with the aim of utilizing law in order to promote human rights, and especially issues concerning poverty and social exclusion. The Clinic engages in legal action in a variety of fields such as debtor-creditor law, social security, housing, and others. It also handles cases of discrimination on the basis of nationality, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. The Clinic is committed to empowering marginalized groups and the promotion of their rights, and especially to groups and individuals from northern Israel, which the University of Haifa is uniquely positioned to address.
The Clinic utilizes various legal strategies to promote its goals, such as individual legal aid, litigation, promoting policy change, and empowerment of individuals through education and information.