Human Rights Institute

Our mission

"The Institute aims to make Georgetown Law a premier training academy for the next generation of human rights advocates by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to tackle today’s pressing human rights problems at home and abroad."

2023 Pruckmayr winner

We are proud to announce our 2023 Pruckmayr Award winner: Abbey Koenning-Rutherford!

Abbey embodies the spirit of Bettina Pruckmayr through their infectious enthusiasm and tireless dedication to fighting injustice, advancing human rights, and fostering community.

Alumni Profile

Georgetown Law has incredible alumni working in human rights, including our current feature, Charity Ryerson.

When confronting transnational corporations on global supply chain abuses, Charity Ryerson and her legal team at Corporate Accountability Lab (CAL) are the clear underdogs. Yet, that has only motivated them more to develop a broad and innovative spectrum of legal tools to protect people and the environment from corporate abuse.