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About the Center

The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law was established in 1990 to provide scholarship and support for human rights initiatives in the United States and around the world. The Center works with students, academics and practitioners to enhance the understanding and implementation of human rights and humanitarian law domestically, regionally and internationally.

The Center explores emerging intersections in the law and seeks to create new tools and strategies for the creative advancement of international norms. In addition to ongoing work with students, which includes skills development seminars, lunchtime learning sessions, conferences and workshops, the Center runs grant-funded projects which seek to impact and shape the global conversation around a range of key human rights issues.

For a closer look at who we are and what we do, please see the "quick links" at right.