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Human Rights Program

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Human Rights in Action

The Human Rights Program is active in local, national, and international human rights advocacy. This advocacy takes the form of six large, long-term projects, ranging from the Scribes for Human Rights, a project that combines traditional human rights activism with creative writing, to the Small Arms & Light Weapons project, which features direct lobbying and reporting at the United Nations. Click here for more information about all six projects.

HRP has a deep network of connections with human rights NGOs in the Twin Cites area in addition to national and international organization contacts. View our job and internship guide here.

Students have also taken an active role in human rights at the University of Minnesota, organizing a variety of student groups and events. Find out more about students in human rights here.


Professor Frey and a team of graduate students from the University of Minnesota's Human Rights Law Clinic lobbying on the issue of small arms and light weapons in Geneva in 2013.

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