Celebrity Oscar Isaac Marks Human Rights Day with a Plea to End 'Genocide and Mass Atrocities' The actor pledged to "keep the promise" to help displaced refugees and fight for human rights By Jeff Nelson Jeff Nelson Instagram Twitter Jeff Nelson is a Staff Editor at PEOPLE. For nearly a decade, he has worked across the brand's entertainment verticals, reporting on breaking news and writing and editing across platforms, as well as securing A-list cover exclusives, including Barry Manilow's coming out and an at-home interview with Madonna. Jeff has appeared as an expert on Good Morning America, Extra, HLN and SiriusXM, as well as at RuPaul's DragCon as a moderator. He studied magazine journalism at Drake University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 11, 2017 03:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Oscar Isaac is observing Human Rights Day. For the occasion, observed Dec. 10, the actor recorded a PSA urging viewers to “please support the organizations that work tirelessly to protect and promote our human rights.” The actor’s video message follows his starring turn in the 2016 movie The Promise, which tells the story of the Ottoman Empire’s Armenian genocide at the end of World War I. Since the movie’s release, a slew of celebrities have pledged to “keep the promise” to help displaced refugees and fight for human rights. The late rocker Chris Cornell — whose family continues to carry on his work with refugees — wrote a song for the movie; the track, also titled “The Promise,” earned Cornell a posthumous Grammy nomination in the best rock performance category. Click here for more on The Promise campaign.