HRI works closely with the broad range of human rights faculty and staff experts at the Law Center, as well as leaders in the global human rights movement. The Institute manages programs and projects to generate and advance the research, writing, and advocacy work of students, alumni, and faculty.
The Human Rights Institute is led by veteran human rights advocates and scholars. Our door is always open to students seeking advice and mentorship.
HRI's faculty advisors comprise leading experts in human rights law and practice. These individuals help to guide and support the long-term mission of the Institute.
Named for long-time Georgetown Law Professor Robert F. Drinan, S.J., the Drinan Chair in Human Rights is an integral part of the Human Rights Institute. Each year, we invite one distinguished human rights practitioner or expert to Georgetown Law to teach and engage with our community.
The Bettina E. Pruckmayr Memorial Award is presented each year to a graduating J.D. student who has demonstrated a commitment to international human rights work. The award honors Bettina Pruckmayr, a 1994 Law Center graduate who was dedicated to advancing human rights and the public interest.