Human rights, close to home: Georgetown Law’s Human Rights Institute focuses on domestic matters

July 29, 2022

Diann Rust-Tierney, the 2021-2 Drinan Chair in Human Rights, presents the 2022 Drinan Lecture.

Every year, aspiring lawyers with an interest in human rights choose to study at Georgetown Law, whose Human Rights Institute (HRI) is a hub of training, scholarship and expertise.

Many of these future attorneys imagine globetrotting careers seeking justice for war crimes victims, representing political prisoners or advocating for refugees. During the most recent academic year, however, through its flagship annual events, the Institute trained its sights on opportunities to uphold human rights within the borders of the United States – and to understand how these domestic concerns connect to the greater framework of international human rights movements.

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