Elisa Massimino introduces Mona Siegel's book "Peace on Our Terms" about the fight for women's rights during World War I in a book review roundtable with the Texas National Security Review.
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.
"Rather than wait for these crises to boil over, the United States can take concrete steps to anticipate and prepare for the kind of forced displacement that is happening in Ethiopia today," write Elisa Massimino and Alexandra Schmitt in Just Security.
Radically (modest) bureaucratic proposal to strengthen democracy and human rights at home and abroadOctober 30, 2020 Opinions
"Here’s our overall advice: as a starting point, go big at the White House, where significant change requires no legislation, and thus can be implemented quickly and effectively," write Elisa Massimino and Rob Berschinski on strengthening human rights in the new Administration.
"In the six years since Abdel Fatah al-Sissi assumed the presidency in Egypt, the country has devolved into the deepest human rights crisis it has experienced in decades. In the face of this downward spiral, it’s not surprising that many in the West have stopped paying attention. As more and more activists are exiled or jailed, human rights abuses in Egypt have become a dog-bites-man story," write Elisa Massimino and Neil Hicks.
"The burning human rights problem for the Trump administration," write Elisa Massimino and Alexandra Schmitt, "[is] that too many 'subgroups' — read, women, LGBTQ people, black people, poor people, native peoples — are demanding rights, including (gasp) in 'domestic political discourse.' America’s rights tradition is under attack, Pompeo claimed, by people who have forgotten a fundamental truth: 'America is special. America is good.'"
"From its quick spread across continents, to the disrupted global supply chains for life-saving supplies, to international networks sharing vital information on treatments and cures, the life-and-death connections between people and nations are now in stark relief. But most importantly, the coronavirus is demonstrating how human rights violations left to fester, even in societies far from our own, carry direct costs for all of us," write Elisa Massimino and Alexandra Schmitt.
POLITICO covers the appointment of Elisa Massimino as the Robert F. Drinan, S.J. Chair in Human Rights in news roundup on September 9, 2019.
Homeland Security Today covers the appointment of Elisa Massimino, human rights advocate and former CEO of Human Rights First, as the Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Chair in Human Rights at the Human Rights Center at Georgetown Law.