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Human Rights and International Law Concentration

The proliferation of conflict in the post-Cold War era, often accompanied by gross violations of law and abuses against civilian populations, has focused attention on the need to strengthen international standards of behavior and justice. International law, transitional justice, human rights, protection of the environment, national reconstruction, and international organizations are playing an increasingly important role in the discourse of international affairs.

The Human Rights and International Law concentration prepares students for careers with research and advocacy organizations, the media, the United Nations, and other international organizations, as well as the pursuit of a law degree.


Jennifer Trahan

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Angela Deane

New York director for development and outreach at Human Rights Watch.
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Sibley Hawkins

Program officer with the International Center for Transitional Justice.
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