Our History
​“The idealism of Robert Kennedy – the unfinished legacy that calls us still – is a fundamental belief in the continued perfection of American ideals.” Barack Obama.

Fifty years ago, Ethel Kennedy began the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial to continue the work of her late husband. Today, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights remains committed to creating a more just and peaceful world. Over our 50 year existence, we’ve partnered with activists, attorneys, and human rights defenders across the globe to ensure lasting positive change.