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Applied Human Rights Research, Policy & Practice

The Human Rights Center undertakes special research and policy projects that do not fit neatly into the other programming streams, but that advance human rights practice in tangible ways.

Special Projects

  • The Guantánamo Defense Project, which provides legal assistance to military lawyers defending "War on Terror" detainees held by U.S. forces at Guantánamo Bay.
  • Complimenting the Guantánamo Defense Project, the Human Rights Library Special Collections include a library of government documents pertaining to the roles of Armed Forces Medical Personnel who worked in U.S. Armed Forces prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan, and at Guantanamo Bay from 2001-06. This collection is entitled United States Military Medicine in War on Terror Prisons, Eds. Steven Miles, Leah Marks, and is available free of charge through the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library.
  • The Human Rights Education Topic Book Series, a set of training manuals and activity books for school and community settings on general human rights principles and specific human rights topics.
  • Training Manual on Human Rights Monitoring, a training manual published for the UN High Com-missioner on Human Rights, detailing the methodology and best practices of monitoring a country's human rights conditions.

Applied Human Rights Research