Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Human Rights Law Section
500 12th Street SW
The unit has four important missions:
- To prevent the admission of foreign war crimes suspects, persecutors and human rights abusers into the United States.
- To identify and prosecute individuals who have been involved and/or responsible for the commission of human rights abuses across the globe.
- To remove, whenever possible, those offenders who are located in the United States.
- To oversee the development of programs in response to President Obama’s Presidential Study Directive-10, the prevention of mass atrocities.