• The Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights

    In Memory of Sheri Rosenberg
    The Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights was directed by beloved faculty member Sheri Rosenberg who died in 2015. Sheri was dedicated to promoting human rights and social change.
  • Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson with Former Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect Edward Luck at the Raoul Wallenberg Legacy Project event.
  • Professor Richard Weisberg and Professor Sanford Levinson
    A Thousand Years of Infamy: The History of Blood Libel conference on November 25, 2013.
  • The Deconstructing Prevention Conference at Cardozo Law
    Seeking to reveal an understanding of atrocity prevention, defining its parameters and rationalizing its relationship to related disciplines and agendas, this conference resulted in an edited volume on the state of the field of prevention.
  • The Deconstructing Prevention Conference at Cardozo Law
    Rep. of South Sudan to the UN, Francis Deng, the late Professor Sheri P. Rosenberg , Exec. Director of the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, Tibi Galis, and former Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Edward C. Luck
  • Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum and interns for the Jesuits Massacre Documenation Project.
    Under our Jesuits Massacre Documentation Project (JMDP), Professor Patty Blum manages an ever-growing database of documents related to the November 1989 Salvadoran military massacre of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter.

Funded by a Holocaust claims settlement award, the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) aims to strengthen laws, norms and institutions to prevent mass atrocities and strengthen human rights protections.

Founded by Professor Richard Weisberg and led by Interim Director Carolyn Patty Blum the CLIHHR program's research and pedagogy addresses all aspects of mass human rights atrocities, including the unfinished business of the Holocaust, unique aspects of identity-conflict, the processional nature of genocide, the development of international criminal justice, the intersection of mass atrocities with forced migration, asylum and refugee law, and post-conflict governance and transition. The Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic is a component of the program where students in their second and third year of law school have the opportunity to promote respect for human rights through the diverse ways the law is utilized to promote social change. In particular, the clinic focuses on the prevention of mass atrocities, protection of populations during mass atrocities, and the rebuilding of societies in their aftermath.  It engages in norm-setting human rights case projects and includes a Refugee Representation Project led by Visiting Clinical Professor Greg Smith.

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