The Human Rights Center seeks to bridge the worlds of academia, policy, and activism by conducting empirical research on emerging issues in international justice and humanitarian law. By engaging with vulnerable people worldwide and tapping the academic and human resources of UC Berkeley, the Human Rights Center turns targeted research on war crimes and other serious violations of international law into effective action to further justice.
The Human Rights Center has worked at the heart of some of the world’s most troubling conflicts—from Bosnia to eastern Congo. HRC researchers have approached these conflicts with the rigorous methodologies of social scientists and the fact-finding sensibilities of journalists, writing books and articles that tell untold stories and spark action. The HRC works to bring abuses to light and promotes global accountability.