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Students visited the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Promoting justice and accountability for Yazidi victims and survivors of genocide

April 19, 2023 Original Content

In partnership with Nadia's Initiative—an NGO founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad focused on ending sexual violence as a weapon of war—students in the 2022-2023 Human Rights Advocacy in Action Practicum worked to develop and advance innovative strategies to hold the Islamic State (ISIS) accountable for its crimes against the Yazidi people.  Applications for the 2023-2024 practicum are now open!

Religion and human rights: a conversation with Elisa Massimino

October 11, 2022 Original Content

The Berkley Forum at Georgetown Law's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs sat down with Elisa Massimino to discuss the aspirations of the Center's Rethinking Religion and Human Rights project, the scope of her advocacy work, and relevant issues at the intersection of religion and human rights.

RFKHR book club spotlights Elizabeth Hinton's 'America on Fire'

October 5, 2022 Print & Online News Clips

America on Fire is a co-winner of the Book Award at the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Book & Journalism Awards. Through in-depth research and powerful storytelling, the book presents a nuanced understanding of how racist police violence fueled the Black rebellions of the post-civil rights era from the late 1960s to the early 1970s and how the twin challenge of racial and economic inequality, which underpinned those rebellions, persists.