This project is an extensive investigation into governments’ voluntary provision of information related to human rights treaties. While Creamer recognizes the ostensible pitfalls of self-reporting, her project chooses not to simply dismiss the procedure entirely, but rather to “develop an approach that takes seriously the concept of self-monitoring, learning, and constructive dialogue.”
CIC is a Minneapolis-based non-profit dedicated to researching and advocating for policies and programs that improve the lives of children whose caregivers are incarcerated or facing incarceration or detention. CIC is seeking one or two student interns for part time, paid summer positions. Applicants must be current University of Minnesota students who will be enrolled in a graduate or professional program at the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2018.
Each spring, the Human Rights Program and the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies celebrates the tremendous work of University of Minnesota undergraduate students in human rights by presenting the Inna Meiman Human Rights Award and the Sullivan Ballou Award.
Eric Tang, the former community organizer turned professor, discussed his book Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto. Tang’s visit was part of the “Seeking Refuge in a Changing World” series, a collaborative project that investigates a world of people in flux.
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.
Valentina Salas joined Professor Lisa Hilbink to assist in research for her Human Rights Initiative Grant project, “Equal Rights & Unequal Remedies: Understanding Citizen Perceptions of and Engagement with the Judicial System.”
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.