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Human Rights Center

The Human Rights Center works locally, nationally, and internationally to provide training, educational materials, and assistance to professionals, students, and volunteers working to promote and protect human rights. The Human Rights Center was founded on December 10, 1988, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Center works at the nexus of scholarship and practice in the human rights field, seeking to maximize the effectiveness of human rights advocates.

Co-Directors
Professor David Weissbrodt
Professor Kristi Rudelius-Palmer


Human Rights in the News

Building Skills to Protect Human Rights (International Educator, March/April 2014)

Ogaden Massacre Day Held at University of Minnesota

In Memoriam: Michael Roan

Watch 'The Nuremberg Trials and the World's Response to Genocide' Symposium
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Human Rights Center Celebrates 25 Years of Research, Education, and Training

University of Minnesota Law School Teams Up with Colombian Universities to Fight for Human Rights

Human Rights Center Welcomes Colombian Visitors

2013 Human Rights and Law Speakers Series

Human Rights Center Presents 'Human Rights Café'

Human Rights Center Announces New Member Network for Educators

U of M Human Rights Program Receives $1.25 Million USAID Grant

IWRAW Director Marsha Freeman Featured in Minnesota Women's Press

Human Rights Advocates Present Armenia and Kenya Shadow Reports to U.N. Committee

Immigration and Human Rights Clinic Helps Ethiopian Professor Secure Asylum

Conference on Gendering Conflict and Post-Conflict Terrains Attracts Global Human Rights Community

Human Rights Clinic Reports Reflected in U.N. Human Rights Committee Recommendations

Human Rights Clinic Follows its Brief to Supreme Court

Human Rights Center Presents 2012 Human Rights & Law Speakers Series

Immigration and Human Rights Clinic Helps Secure Asylum for Torture Victim

A Visit to the Clinic

Ambassador Augustine Mahiga Discusses Rebuilding Somalia

Human Rights Clinic Brief Cited by U.S. Court of Appeals Judges

Safe Future for Client of Immigration and Human Rights Clinic

Another Success for Immigration-Human Rights Clinic

Immigration-Human Rights Clinic Helps Secure Asylum

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Human Rights Library

The Human Rights Library contains more than 65,000 documents in such diverse subject areas as education, refugees and asylum, and military medicine in war.

Click here to learn about our human rights hard-copy file collection.

Human Rights Center
University of Minnesota Law School
Mondale Hall, N-120
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Email: humanrts@umn.edu
Phone: 612-626-0041
(Toll Free: 1-888-HREDUC8)
Fax: 612-625-2011