What We Do


ANTI-TORTURE
The Center's program on Anti-Torture, which includes the Anti-Torture Initiative and the Kovler Project Against Torture, employs diverse methodology, programming and best-practices to promote public dialogue and education on the issue of torture. Learn more

 

 


DISABILITY & HUMAN RIGHTS

With leading nongovernmental organizations in the field of disability rights, the Center works to support enhanced implementation and expanded adoption of the UNCRPD. Learn more





HUMAN RIGHTS AND BUSINESS

The Center's initiatives in Human Rights and Business aim to build the capacity of businesses and civil society to operate in a responsible and sustainable manner, and to ensure that economic activities support human rights. The Human Rights in Business Program, the Land Use Impact Assessment Project, and the International Finance and Human Rights Project with the University of Pretoria fall under the scope of work. Learn more

 

 



HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION
The Human Rights Education Program is dedicated to promoting widespread understanding of human rights through teaching and academic study, and includes several core initiatives. Learn more

 

 


HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE U.S.

The program on Human Rights in the U.S. strives to promote the incorporation of international human rights norms, language, and strategies into the work of advocates on behalf of marginalized and vulnerable communities in the United States. Learn more





IMPACT LITIGATION

The Impact Litigation Project seeks to promote the rule of law and democracy within the Americas through the international litigation of pivotal cases lending to promote and enhance the development and furtherance of international jurisprudence and standards. Learn more

 



PAST PROJECTS
For over 20 years, the Center has been providing unique training opportunities for legal practitioners, academics, activists and students to explore cutting-edge issues in the development of human rights humanitarian law. Learn more about some of our past projects. Learn more