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Projects & Research

 

Colombia Partnership

The University of Minnesota and four law schools located in Antioquia, Colombia have formed a partnership to strengthen the capacities of the Antioquia schools to teach, research and provide clinical legal representation toward the promotion of international human rights and the rule of law. Read more...

Mexico

The Human Rights Program is part of an institutional collaboration between the University of Minnesota and FLACSO-Mexico. The Collaboration received the Office of International Programs "Interdisciplinary International Institutional Partnership Grant" involving the Human Rights Program as well as colleagues in the College of Education and Human Development, College of Liberal Arts, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, the University Extension Service, and Law School-Human Rights Center. Read more...

Small Arms & Light Weapons

The human cost of the proliferation of small arms and light weapons has been increasingly evident in the post-Cold War era. In the past decade, there has been significant diplomatic activity to strengthen international laws that curb the transfer of small arms, culminating in the July 2001 UN Conference on the "Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons." Read more...

Midwest Coalition for Human Rights

The Midwest Coalition for Human Rights is a network of 56 organizations, service providers, and university centers, that work together to promote and protect human rights in our Midwest region. Through collaboration in the Heartland, we advocate, educate and take action with a strong regional voice on national and international human rights issues. Read more...

Scribes for Human Rights

The Human Rights Program and the Creative Writing Program inaugurated the "Scribes for Human Rights" fellowship in January 2006. The fellowship supports a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) student to work with the Human Rights Program as a writer-in-residence. The Scribe learns the issues and meets the players involved in the Program’s public human rights work, then uses this experience to write an article for publication for a large audience. Read more...

Project Archive

The Human Rights Program has worked on many other issues, including grave desecrations in Thailand, child abduction in South Sudan, and human trafficking here in Minnesota. Materials documenting these projects have been collected in our project archive. Read more....

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