HRI In the News
News Coverage and Press Releases
“America’s Hypocrisy on Democracy and Human Rights Has a Cost,” letter to the editor by Elisa Massimino in the Washington Post, June 17, 2021.
“Rethinking DHS to Prioritize Human Security and Homeland Services,” Elisa Massimino and Rudy deLeon, The Hill, June 17, 2021.
“Redefining Homeland Security: A New Framework for DHS to Meet Today’s Challenges,” Mara Rudman, Rudy deLeon, Joel Martinez, Elisa Massimino, Silva Mathema, Katrina Mulligan, Alexandra Schmitt, and Philip E. Wolgin, Center for American Progress, June 16, 2021.
“Women and a New World Order,” in Book Review Roundtable: The Fight for Women’s Rights After World War I, Texas National Security Review, May 25, 2021.
“Protecting Ethiopian Refugees—and Averting the Next Crisis,” Elisa Massimino and Alexandra Schmitt, Just Security, December 9, 2020.
“A Radically (Modest) Bureaucratic Proposal to Strengthen Democracy and Human Rights at Home and Abroad,” Elisa Massimino and Rob Berschinski, Just Security, October 30, 2020.
“It’s Official: In Egypt, You Can Now Get 15 Years in Jail for a Tweet,” Elisa Massimino and Neil Hicks, Washington Post, August 31, 2020.
“Pompeo’s New Commission Undermines Universal Human Rights—Just As Planned,” Elisa Massimino and Alexandra Schmitt, Washington Post, July 17, 2020.
“Human Rights Lessons of the Pandemic,” Elisa Massimino and Alexandra Schmitt, The Hill, April 24, 2020.
“A Migrant Model to Follow: Portugal’s Response to the Coronavirus,” Elisa Massimino and Alexandra Schmitt, Center for American Progress, April 10, 2020.
“POLITICO Playbook: What Hill leaders want,” coverage of the appointment of Elisa Massimino as the Robert F. Drinan, S.J. Chair in Human Rights, September 9, 2019.
“Georgetown Law Appoints Human Rights and National Security Experts,” coverage of the appointment of Elisa Massimino as the Robert F. Drinan, S.J. Chair in Human Rights in Homeland Security Today, September 5, 2019.
“A Transgender Asylum Seeker Has Died After Being Released from ICE Custody,” coverage in TIME, June 4, 2019.
“Trump Wants Unrealistic Immigration Changes from Mexico,” coverage in Law360, May 31, 2019.
“POLITICO Playbook: Welcome back…,” coverage in POLITICO, January 2, 2019.
“Trump’s Plan to End Birthright Citizenship Has Been Tried Elsewhere. The Human Rights Abuses Were Horrific,” coverage in Slate Magazine, November 6, 2018.
“2017 Marks Historic Drop in Refugee Resettlement,” Interview with Faculty Director Andrew Schoenholtz by ABC News, July 7, 2018.
“The Oppression of ‘Tolerance’ in Guyana,” Op-ed by Ashley Binetti in the Washington Blade, May 27, 2018.
“Uniformed Injustice: Police and Military Target LGBT Salvadorans,” Op-ed by Mary Kenah and Caitlin Anderson in The Washington Blade, April 20, 2017.
“What Trump Changed in the New Travel Ban,” interview with Faculty Director Andrew Schoenholtz in Washington Post, March 6, 2017.
Press Release: Georgetown Law Students Document LGBT Violence By Salvadoran Officials, April 23, 2017.
“Stateless Children in Dominican Republic Still Unable to Go to School,” Op-ed in News Deeply by Raimy Reyes and B. Shaw Drake, October 5, 2016.
“Across the Border and Into School,” coverage in The Atlantic, August 20, 2016.
“How Undocumented Students are Turned Away from Public Schools,” coverage in NEA Today, April 22, 2016.
“GULC Report Finds Undocumented Students Face Significant Hurdles,” coverage in Hoya featuring Alexander Kramarczuk, April 19, 2016.
“Undocumented Children Face These Challenges in Accessing Public Education,” coverage in Immigration Impact (American Immigration Council), April 14, 2016.
“Obstaculos para la Educacion de Ninos Indocumentados,” coverage in Telemundo, April 14, 2016, featuring Raimy Reyes.
“Escuelas Públicas Que Cierran Puertas a Estudiantes Indocumentados Violan la Ley,” coverage in Diario Las Americas, April 13, 2016, featuring Alexander Kramarczuk.
“Report: Public Education Inaccessible to Immigrant Students in Some States,” coverage on Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) featuring Caroline Kurtz, April 11, 2016.
“Report: Immigrant Children Blocked from Enrolling in School,” Exclusive in the Associated Press featuring Mikaela Harris, April 11, 2016.
“Governments Must Comply with International Law,” Georgetown University Global Futures Blog post, November 23, 2015, by Patrick Griffith and Jennifer Podkul.
“The Misuse of Interpol’s Database,” coverage in the New York Times, November 11, 2015.
“Dominican Children Denied the Human Right to Nationality and Access to Education.” Op-Ed in The Huffington Post’s The World Post, July 6, 2015, by 2013-2014 HRI Fact-Finding Project team member and co-author B. Shaw Drake.
“Solitary Confinement Abuses Could Open Door to Wider Prison Reform,” coverage by National Public Radio KCRW’s To The Point, June 23, 2015, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.
“How Dominicans Treat Children of Haitian Descent,” Letter to the Editor in The New York Times, June 19, 2015, by 2013-2014 HRI Fact-Finding Project team member and co-author B. Shaw Drake.
“Solitary confinement makes teenagers depressed and suicidal. We need to ban the practice.” Op-Ed in The Washington Post PostEverything, June 17, 2015, by HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel, also featured by National Public Radio’s The Two Way, “#NPRReads: Wealthier Grays and The Intersection of Race and Guns,” June 19, 2015.
“Advocates Push to Bring Solitary Confinement Out of the Shadows,” coverage by National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, June 9, 2015, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.
“Expone Mexico a menores migrantes,” coverage in Reforma, April 14, 2015, featuring the work of the HRI Fact-Finding Project.
“We’ve Been Asking Mexico to Detain Migrant Kids for Us. Here’s What That Looks Like,” coverage in Mother Jones, April 13, 2015, featuring the work of the HRI Fact-Finding Project.
“New York jail to end solitary confinement: can Rikers be a model for juvenile justice,” coverage in The Guardian, January 15, 2015, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.
“NYC Declares an End to Solitary Confinement for Inmates Under 21,” coverage in The Marshall Project, January 14, 2015, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.
“End Solitary Confinement of Teens,” Op-Ed in The New York Times, December 17, 2014, by HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.
“Law Students to Observe Guantanamo,” coverage in The Hoya, September 23, 2014, featuring participants in the Guantanamo Observers Program, B. Shaw Drake and Kayleigh Golish.
“Michigan’s Iraqi refugee crisis,” coverage in Detroit Metro Times, July 15, 2014, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow and 2008-2009 HRI Fact-Finding Project team member and co-author Ian Kysel.
“How Solitary Confinement Hurts the Teenage Brain,” coverage in The Atlantic, June 30, 2014, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.
“UN Calls Detroit Water Shutdown Inhumane,” coverage on HuffPost Live, June 24, 2014, featuring 2012-2013 HRI Fact-Finding Project team member and co-author Sam Halpert.
“Report: Education Limited for Dominican-Haitians,” coverage in the Associated Press, April 11, 2014, featuring 2013-2014 HRI Fact-Finding Project team member and co-author Kimberly Fetsick.
“‘He Had Fresh Head Injuries’: What Ohio Has Been Doing to Mentally Ill Boys,” coverage in Mother Jones, April 3, 2014, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.
“Centers and Institutes: The Worlds Within Us,” coverage in Georgetown Law (Res Ipsa Loquitur), Spring/Summer 2014, featuring HRI Director Andy Schoenholtz and Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.
“For teens at Rikers Island, solitary confinement pushes mental limits,” coverage by the Center for Investigative Reporting, March 4, 2014, featuring HRI Dash/Muse Fellow Ian Kysel.