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Human Rights University

The University of Minnesota is located in a major metropolitan center area that is also home to worldwide leaders in human rights work, including the Center for Victims of Torture, the Advocates for Human Rights, the American Refugee Committee, and, of course, the U itself. The University of Minnesota is the Human Rights University, featuring the Human Rights Program, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the Human Rights Center in the Law School. The University is also home to the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights, a network of 56 member organizations working on human rights issues in the heartland.

Both undergraduate and graduate students at the University have the unique opportunity to pursue in-depth coursework and real-world experience in human rights. Faculty and students are deeply committed to human rights work, pushing the limits of human rights theory and engaging in human rights activism in the Twin Cities and around the world.