Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project was established in 2009 by a
generous gift from Sanela Diana
Jenkins, who works on an on-going basis with UCLA faculty and students
to advance the cause of human rights and international justice around the
world. The Project engages in a range of activities, continuously identifying
and pursuing the most promising opportunities for addressing human rights
issues around the globe, while at the same time advancing understanding about
human rights through interdisciplinary studies.
The Project utilizes the best scholarship and analyses of human
rights and international justice from the fields of law, politics, sociology,
history, and economics in order to set its agenda and select human rights
opportunities to pursue. And it uses its practical engagement in human rights
advocacy to improve scholarly understanding.
Typical activities have included the development and utilization
of web-based technologies to advance human rights; assistance to and support of
prosecutors and judges in international criminal tribunals; conferences,
roundtable discussions, and speakers series focused on developing a
breakthrough understanding of particular human rights challenges; and field
research in conflict and post-conflict societies.
The Project also
supports human rights and international justice by training the next generation
of lawyers in the field. Professor Richard H. Steinberg is
Director of the Project.
Please see the
Projects section for details of our work.