Human Rights and Special Prosecutions (HRSP)

Human Rights and Special Prosecutions (HRSP)

Promoting justice by prosecuting human rights violators and other international criminals

The Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP) primarily investigates and prosecutes cases against human rights violators and other international criminals. HRSP investigates and prosecutes human rights violators for genocide, torture, war crimes, recruitment or use of child soldiers, female genital mutilation, international antiquities trafficking, and for immigration and naturalization fraud arising out of efforts to hide their involvement in such crimes. HRSP also prosecutes perpetrators of other international violent crimes, particularly those involving the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) or occurring within the Special Maritime & Territorial Jurisdiction of the United States (SMTJ). Finally, HRSP prosecutes members of international criminal networks who seek to evade our immigration laws, such as by smuggling persons into the United States. In addition to its prosecutorial activities, HRSP is actively engaged in policy work, both domestically and internationally.

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HRSP News

Former Department of Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to Piloting Cargo Plane While Intoxicated

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A former Department of Defense contractor pleaded guilty today to piloting a cargo flight from Osan Air Base, South Korea to Yakota Air Base, Japan, while under the influence of alcohol.

Barrio Azteca Gang Lieutenant Sentenced to Life in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

Friday, July 21, 2017

A Barrio Azteca (BA) gang lieutenant was sentenced on July 20, to life in prison today for his participation in a racketeering and drug trafficking conspiracy.

Chicago Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Murder U.S. Citizen in Bali, Indonesia

Friday, June 2, 2017

A Chicago man was sentenced to serve nine years in prison, and four years supervise for conspiring with his cousin and his cousin’s girlfriend to kill a U.S. citizen at an Indonesian resort in 2014.

Leadership 
Teresa McHenry
Chief
Matthew Stiglitz
Acting Principal Deputy Chief and Deputy Chief (International Violent Crimes)
Eli Rosenbaum
Deputy Chief (Director Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy)
Hope Olds
Deputy Chief (Immigration Crimes)
Contact 
HRSP Direct Line
(202) 616-2492