Human Rights Institute


For nearly a decade, HRI’s Fact-Finding Project has engaged in systematic human rights fact-finding investigations and prepared research reports analyzing human rights violations and proposing law and policy reforms based on documentation – including interview testimony – of the lived experience of persons whose human rights have been violated. 

HRI’s Legal & Policy Advocacy Project engages with international and regional human rights bodies and other international organizations, international and domestic courts, and the U.S. federal government to promote understanding of and respect for human rights law.

HRI also works with the International Migrants Bill of Rights Initiative, a transnational network of scholars, practitioners and students, based at Georgetown, whose mission is to advocate for the protection of the human rights of all migrants through promoting understanding and acceptance of the International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR), a legal document developed by the Initiative. 

Each year, HRI works with students 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 Patrick Griffith, the Dash/Muse Fellow (

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