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, Amanda Strayer.

As the Supervising Staff Attorney for Accountability at Human Rights First, Amanda Strayer (L'19) draws on her personal passion, her creative mindset, and her solid grounding of human rights law and practical lawyering skills learned at Georgetown to take on the perpetrators of horrific human rights abuses.