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Human Rights and Security Initiative, CSIS

farragut square, DC
Joined in December 2009

About Us

Human rights norms have come under significant strain in the years following September 2001. The much-touted human rights regime that emerged in the post-World War II era is currently in jeopardy, and the resulting security implications have been largely ignored — both by individual states and by the international community at large. In order to improve our understanding of human rights abuse as a challenge to international security, CSIS established the Human Rights and Security Initiative under the lead of Dr. Sarah E. Mendelson. At present, our main geographic focus is on the United States, Europe, and Russia.

Human rights norms have come under significant strain in the years following September 2001. The much-touted human rights regime that emerged in the post-World War II era is currently in jeopardy, and the resulting security implications…

Issue Areas Include

  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • International Relations

Location

  • 1800 K St. NW
    Suite 400
    farragut square, DC 20006

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