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Students Collaborate with Human Rights Watch to Research Human Rights in America

When people in the United States think about human rights, such topics as famine, torture, and warfare in other countries often come to mind before issues here at home. But a new research project at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Liberal Arts—the latest in an extensive partnership with Human Rights Watch (HRW)—will focus the human rights lens on the U.S.
Pictured left to right, Valentina Salas, Lisa Hilbink, and Bridget Marchesi

Equal Rights & Unequal Remedies

Justice is a fundamental human right. U of M political scientists Lisa Hilbink, Bridget Marchesi, Valentina Salas, and political science undergraduate Monica Delgado are working in Chile and Columbia to examine whether, when, and how their citizens would turn to their judicial systems to seek legal remedies for human rights violations.
Portrait: Hassan Abdel Salam

Islamic Law: An Examination of Human Rights Issues in Today’s Muslim Societies

Assistant Professor Hassan Abdel Salam explores the relationship between Islamic law and how it interacts with human rights in his research for the Institute of Global Studies. Abdel Salam hopes to discover how Islamic clerics conceptualize human rights, how everyday Muslims express their devotion, and how Islamophobia is produced in the United States and the world as a whole.
A picture of the attendees of the Making Laws Work to End Violence Against Women and Girls conference in Bucharest, Romania. June, 2017.

2nd Year MHR Student Anna Rincon's Global Fight for Women

Master of Human Rights student, Anna Rincon, made substantial contributions to the global movement to end violence against women and girls through her summer internship with Global Rights for Women (GRW). The conference reinforced Anna’s priorities and reaffirmed her career goals. She was excited to be part of a growing global movement to end violence against women and girls, while representing a leading organization, in the fight to end domestic violence.

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