The Human Rights Institute (HRI) serves as the
focal point of human rights at Georgetown Law and
helps ensure the Law Center's place as a center of
excellence in human rights teaching and training and
in producing policy-relevant and influential human
rights ideas and research.
HRI's mission is to promote understanding of and respect for human rights and the practice of human rights law, and to develop Georgetown Law's place as a global leader in human rights. To carry out its mission, HRI works closely with the broad range of human rights faculty and staff experts at the Law Center as well as leaders in the global human rights movement, and manages programs and projects to generate and advance the research, writing, and advocacy work of students, alumni, and faculty.
HRI engages the human rights movement through its Research as well as its Fact-Finding and Legal & Policy Advocacy Projects, which also provide opportunities for Georgetown Law students interested in pursuing a career as a human rights lawyer to gain knowledge, skills and experience. Throughout the year, HRI hosts Events, providing the human rights community off and on campus with a chance to discuss and learn about emerging human rights issues and challenges in the field. HRI also works to foster and support the vibrant role of Human Rights on Campus, including through the Human Rights Associates Program, hosting the International Migrants Bill of Rights Initiative and through its collaborations with students, including the student group Human Rights Action/Amnesty International. Finally, HRI works with alumni, students, faculty and staff across the Law Center to support Georgetown-trained lawyers and lawyers-in-training to pursue Human Rights Jobs, Fellowships and Internships.
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