The Human Rights Institute regularly hosts conferences, panel discussions, expert roundtables, and lectures at which prominent human rights practitioners meet with Georgetown Law's students and faculty to discuss their work. These events serve to foster discussion, debate, and collaboration among leading human rights experts, while also providing opportunities for our students and faculty to learn from and engage with those working in this field. All of our events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Our largest annual event, the Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights, is held each spring. This year's conference will focus on the work of multilateral development banks and human rights. Information about this event, including past conference agendas and webcasts, can be viewed on the Dash Conference page.
Select Past Events
5 Stations on the Way to Damascus (the annual remarks of the Drinan Chair in Human Rights)
The Future of Human Rights Litigation Post-Kiobel (with the Supreme Court Institute)
Torture is a Weapon Against Democracy
Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell: Human Rights Law at a Crossroads
The Alien Tort Statute: Corporate Accountability & Kiobel
Reaffirming Protection: Strengthening Asylum in the United States: Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moderates "Courts at Risk, Rights in Peril: Where Have All the Courageous Gone?" with recipients of the Gruber Justice Prize
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Majority Whip, U.S. Senate; Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law; and Georgetown Law Class of 1969 speaks on "Human Rights and the Law"
Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice, Georgetown University Law Center's first Robert F. Drinan S.J. Chair in Human Rights, on "One Hundred Years of Human Rights."
Conversation with former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg and Gitanjali Gutierrez, attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights