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

Georgia Man Convicted of Immigration Fraud for Failing to Disclose Role in Bosnian Prison Camp

Monday, May 26, 2016

Mladen Mitrovic, 54, of Loganville, Georgia, was found guilty by a federal jury of obtaining his U.S. citizenship by providing false and fraudulent information on his naturalization application, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney John Horn of the Northern District of Georgia and Special Agent in Charge Nick S. Annan of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Atlanta.

Defendant Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2004 Triple Murder in Indian Country

Monday, May 18, 2016

A defendant was sentenced today in the Eastern District of Oklahoma to three consecutive terms of life in prison for the murder of three people in March 2004 in Indian Country, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Mark F. Green of the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

California Man Convicted of Drug and Money Laundering Charges Relating to Methamphetamine Deliveries to Oregon

Monday, May 9, 2016

A California man was convicted late Friday by a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

General Information - Criminal Human Rights and Special Prosecutions
Leadership 
Teresa McHenry
Chief
William Ho-Gonzalez
Deputy Chief (Immigration)
Kathleen O'Connor
Deputy Chief (Human Rights)
Eli Rosenbaum
Director Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy
Matthew Stiglitz
Deputy Chief (International Violent Crime)
Contact 
HRSP Direct Line
(202) 616-2492