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."

Hoyas in Human Rights

Agnieszka Fryszman (L’96), a partner at Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll, is one of the world’s leading human rights lawyers against corporate abuse.

As founder and chair of the firm’s Human Rights practice group, Agnieszka champions the rights of victims of injustice and abuse against corporate giants and foreign powers. Throughout her legal career, she has brought civil suits on behalf of victims of torture, human trafficking, extrajudicial killings, and forced labor.

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.