The International Human Rights Committee has both a scholarly and organizing function. It forms study groups on under-explored and challenging topics of human rights law to produce white papers and group publications. It also organizes participants to file amicus briefs in cases affecting human rights in the United States, and to bring important issues to the attention of international human rights authorities, such as the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights Committee, High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In addition, the Committee sponsors panel proposals for International Law Weekend.
Current IHR ongoing projects are:
- Subcommittee on Human Rights and Gun Violence in the United States (Leila Sadat, Chair)
- Subcommittee on U.S. Compliance with International Human Rights Law (Aaron Fellmeth, Chair)
- Working Group on Consumer Protection and Human Rights (Alexandra Harrington, Chair; Tej Srimushnam, Vice Chair)