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.

Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies

The Institute for the Study of International Migration and the Law Center co-sponsor this certificate program for Georgetown graduate students. Participants focus on topics including forced migration, human rights, and immigration law and policy, among others.

Minor/Certificate in Jewish Civilization

This minor and certificate program is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Civilization at the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and is open to Georgetown undergraduates in the SFS, Georgetown College, McDonough School of Business, and School of Nursing and Health Studies. Participants are required to take courses devoted to Judaism and Jewish civilization and write a senior thesis.

Human Rights Institute

The Human Rights Institute houses research and teaching related to human rights at the Law Center and aims to help students engage with and develop key competencies in human rights law.