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.

International Women’s Human Rights Graduate Teaching Fellowship

The International Women's Human Rights Clinic at the Law Center sponsors this two-year graduate fellowship to individuals interested in developing their skills as advocates and future law professors. Participants will supervise J.D. students and develop test case litigation, human rights reports, and legislation for use in African and sometimes other international and regional bodies.

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.