Pursuing Justice Through Science and Law for 25 Years

Human Rights Center, University of California, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

Established in 1994, the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law conducts research on war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights. Using evidence-based methods and innovative technologies, we support efforts to hold perpetrators accountable and to protect vulnerable populations. We also train students and advocates to research, investigate, and document human rights violations and turn this information into effective action. 

We are guided by the need to: 

  • Listen to and support survivors
  • Test innovative ideas
  • Draw from multiple disciplines
  • Use rigorous methods
  • Collaborate


New HRC House

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