Human Rights Initiative

The CSIS Human Rights Initiative, launched in 2014, promotes a proactive, resilient global human rights agenda that reinforces democratic values as a central component of a comprehensive foreign policy

It seeks to generate innovative solutions for government, civil society, and the private sector to build respect for human rights and works to integrate human rights priorities across U.S. foreign policy interests. Current focus areas for the Human Rights Initiative include exploring how respect for human rights can help build sustainable and inclusive democracies; analyzing how to align and leverage private sector interests to further human rights priorities; and responding to egregious current human rights abuses.


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A Human Rights–Centered Approach to Reconstruction in Ukraine

This report reviews the extent to which human rights and governance concerns have been incorporated into Ukraine reconstruction plans and efforts to date and aims to identify key gaps and issues that merit additional attention going forward.

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Report by Scott Busby and Lauren Burke — June 5, 2024

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