Charles Ozuna

Barbara Harlow Intern in Human Rights & Social Justice (Summer 2024)
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Charles Ozuna is a fourth-year Plan II Honors, History and Philosophy Major pursuing a certificate in Human Rights and Social Justice through the Bridging Disciplines Program. His interest in human rights lies within how international frameworks of law can be used to protect and mitigate violence to marginalized communities. Charles is passionate about creating international frameworks for peace, and is writing his Plan II Capstone Thesis on the development of international response mechanisms to mass violence in the 21st century. For his History Capstone Research, Charles researched the legal justifications for torture during the War on Terror. Through this research, he hopes to better understand how legal mechanisms can be used to perpetuate human rights violations and learn methods to prevent future atrocities. On campus, Charles previously interned for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, and served as the Vice Chair of Engagement for the honorary service organization Texas Blazers. He also serves as a print editor for the Texas Undergraduate Law Journal, as a member of the Liberal Arts Council, and as part of the executive branch of Student Government. In his free time, Charles likes to go bouldering, play board games, and works at UT Farmstand, a sustainability focused student-run farmer’s market. Charles hopes to attend law school upon graduating, with a focus on international law.