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."

Alumni Profile

Georgetown Law has incredible alumni working in human rights, including our current feature, Brian Concannon.

Brian Concannon (L’89) works as the executive director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), a U.S.-based NGO that creates pathways to justice and accountability for human rights violations in Haiti.

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.