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Human Rights Institute

Our Work

Projects & Research

HRI engages the human rights movement through its Projects and its Research

Much of HRI's work provides opportunities for Georgetown Law students interested in pursuing a career as a human rights lawyer to gain knowledge, skills, and experience.


Each year, HRI works with student to identify the focus of work pursued by our Fact-Finding Project and Legal & Policy Advocacy Project. If you have an idea for a potential project, contact Ashley Binetti, the Dash-Muse Fellow at ab2242@georgetown.edu.

Recent Work

Patrick Griffith and Jennifer Podkul, Governments Must Comply with International Law, Georgetown University Global Futures Blog.

Andrew I. Schoenholtz, The New Refugees and the Old Treaty: Persecutors and Persecuted in the Twenty-First Century, Chicago Journal of International Law.

HRI Legal & Policy Advocacy Project (with the Women's Refugee Commission): Interdiction, Border Externalization, and the Protection of the Human Rights of Migrants.

HRI Fact-Finding Project report: The Cost of Stemming the Tide: How Immigration Enforcement Practices in Southern Mexico Limit Children's Access to International Protection.

Ian M. Kysel, Op-Ed: End Solitary Confinement for Teenagers, The New York Times.

HRI Perspectives on Human Rights, Volume 1, Number 1: 5 Stations on the Way to Damascus: Protecting Human Rights During and After Conflict.

IMBR Initiative Written Testimony & Memorandum of Law: The Application of the IMBR in the Context of Migrant Detention and Alternative Measures in the Americas.

HRI Fact-Finding Project report: Left Behind: How Statelessness in the Dominican Republic Limits Children's Access to Education.

HRI Legal & Policy Advocacy Project (with Amnesty International): Written Observations of Law in Henry Hill, et al. v. The United States of America

Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag & Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security (New York: New York University Press 2014). Supplemental material available here.

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