Ecofeminist human rights and environmental lawyer and former Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights at the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights Soledad García Muñoz will join Georgetown Law as the 2023-2024 Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Chair in Human Rights.
The Human Rights Institute is the focal point of human rights at Georgetown Law.
"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."
Georgetown Law’s Human Rights Institute partners with Nobel Laureate to pursue justice for Yazidi communitySeptember 18, 2023
Last January, Alexis Shanes, L’24, found herself in Erbil, a city in Northern Iraq. “It was the most astonishing experience, one I never thought I would be able to have in law school,” she said.
Shanes was one of a dozen students in Georgetown Law’s Human Rights Institute (HRI)’s Human Rights Advocacy in Action Practicum, where every academic year students get a chance to work firsthand practicing human rights law. In last year’s practicum, HRI partnered with Nadia’s Initiative, an organization founded by 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad, a survivor of the Islamic State’s genocidal attack on the Yazidis of Sinjar, an area in northwestern Iraq near Syria.
The Human Rights Institute and OPICS invite students to join us for a career chat with Deborah Loomis (L'06, LL.M.'13) and Tracy Roosevelt (L'12) about their work at the intersection of climate policy, environmental protection, and public service in the U.S. government. Deb Loomis advises the Secretary of the Navy on climate change. Tracy Roosevelt was a Senior Associate at Foley Hoag working on international litigation and arbitration and now serves as Attorney Adviser in the Office of the General Counsel at the Dept. of the Navy.
As we mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is a special treat to have Tracy Roosevelt with us. As the great granddaughter of Eleanor Roosevelt, chief architect of the UDHR, Tracy carries on her great grandmother's legacy by inspiring a new generation of young advocates to promote the universality and indivisibility of human rights.
Join us in 500 1st Street in the 6th floor kitchen area for happy hour drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. Tuesday, November 7, from 5–6:30pm. Please RSVP.
Through the eyes of two frontline journalists comes a gripping narrative history of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement centered around a cast of core activists, culminating in the 2019 mass protests and Beijing’s brutal crackdown. In Among the Braves (2023), Shibani Mahtani and Timothy McLaughlin tell the story of Hong Kong’s decades-long push for democracy, and what the sacrifices of its people mean for the global struggle against authoritarianism. In this talk, Mahtani and McLaughlin will share highlights from their new book, and answer questions about the activists fighting on the frontlines in Hong Kong’s fight for democracy.
This event is co-sponsored by the Georgetown Center for Asian Law and the Human Rights Institute (HRI) at Georgetown Law.
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.
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.