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.
The University of Minnesota Master of Human Rights (MHR) program is thrilled to graduate its first cohort of students this Spring, 2018. Our diverse group of future leaders in the field of human rights have already started to create progressive change around the globe.
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.
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.