Humanitarian Law Project

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The Humanitarian Law Project (founded 1985) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization organization, working to protect human rights and promote "the peaceful resolution of conflict by using established international human rights laws and humanitarian law."

The organization was the named party and lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the United States case of Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, 130 S. Ct. 2705 (2010).[1]

The organisation's mandate includes the long-term strengthening of human rights standards—particularly those ratified by nation-states—and to promote human rights dialogue between human rights activists, legal academics, members of the US Congress and their staffs, and other interested U.S. citizens.


  1. ^ Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project at Google Scholar. Accessed March 26, 2011.

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