Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section
The Department of Justice created the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP)
in March 2010 by combining two successful Criminal Division units, the Domestic Security Section
(DSS) and the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), in order to bring additional energy and synergism
to federal law enforcement efforts in the areas of human rights, international violent crime, and
complex immigration crimes. The merger reflects the Department's deep commitment to prosecuting human
rights violations and war crimes, both as a domestic law enforcement imperative and as a contribution
to the global effort directed at ending impunity for war criminals and human rights violators.