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

Two Oklahoma Men Charged with Murder and Kidnapping in Indian Country

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

On June 13, a federal grand jury in Muskogee, Oklahoma, returned an eight-count indictment against two men for kidnapping and murdering a woman in Indian country in April 2017.

Third Colombian National Extradited to the United States to Face Charges for Encouraging and Inducing Aliens to Come to the United States

Thursday, May 10, 2018

A Colombian citizen was extradited yesterday from Colombia to the United States to face a four-count federal indictment in the Southern District of Florida for his role in a scheme to smuggle illegal aliens from Colombia into the United States.

Department of Defense Employee Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Co-Worker on Military Base

Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Department of Defense civilian employee pleaded guilty today to sexually abusing a co-worker while on a temporary duty assignment to the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, Japan in January 2016.

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