The Human Rights Program educates students by connecting them with academic and real-world experience in the field of international human rights. We bring together faculty and students with other human rights actors, including governmental and nongovernmental organizations, to support interdisciplinary research and training in the field of human rights.
HRP promotes the impressive interdisciplinary research and program activities on human rights at the University. Human rights is by its very nature an interdisciplinary subject, engaging many fields of academic study including the humanities, law, social sciences, public policy and the health communities, to name a few. We encourage students to increase our knowledge about preventing human rights violations by using their abundant skills and curiosity to undertake research, analysis and strategic advocacy on human rights issues.
To this end the Human Rights Program has a threefold mission:
HRP carries out interdisciplinary teaching and research in international human rights.
HRP helps students find meaningful work experiences in human rights organizations around the world.
HRP brings together students, faculty, professionals and experts working in the field of human rights to address critical issues.
Students, from International Human Rights Advocacy participate in a tactical mapping exercise focused on taser use in the United States.