Human Rights

Human Rights

Faculty and students across Georgetown's schools and programs address human rights issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Teaching, research, and outreach activities explore the legal, policy, and ethical dimensions of political and social rights and their contestation around the world. This work resonates with Georgetown's historic commitments to the principles of human dignity and the global common good. It also benefits from Georgetown's Washington, D.C. location, which provides students and scholars the opportunity to interact closely with international human rights policy and advocacy networks.

Education and Social Justice Project Participant smiling with two people in Zambia

The Education and Social Justice (ESJ) Fellowship provides students with the opportunity to conduct in-depth examinations of innovative educational initiatives, with a focus on the work of Jesuit secondary and post-secondary institutions.

Lawyers sit on a panel for the HRI Fact Finding Project Report Event
The Human Rights Institute houses research and teaching related to human rights at Georgetown Law and aims to help students engage with and develop key competencies in human rights law.
Refugees stand at a Hungarian Railway Station
Established in 1998, the Institute for the Study of International Migration is a research institute at the School of Foreign Service applying the best in social science, legal, and policy expertise to the complex and controversial issues raised by international migration.
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Established in 2011, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is an institute for research, scholarship, and outreach at the School of Foreign Service that seeks to deepen and extend the university's engagement with the critical issues of our time involving women worldwide.

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