Human Rights Institute

Our mission

"The Institute aims to make Georgetown Law the premier training academy for the next generation of human rights advocates by providing them with the intellectual foundation, the real world experience, and the practical skills necessary to be effective in today’s challenging environment."

Alumni Profile

Ginna Anderson (L’09) is the Associate Director of the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, a subsection of the ABA that focuses on promoting the rule of law and human rights internationally. As the Director of the Justice Defenders Program, Ginna works to coordinate pro bono legal services, monitor trials, and advocate on behalf of human rights defenders and other vulnerable communities globally, alongside a team of legal advisers and programmatic staff from around the world.

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.