The 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