Center for Human Rights

Team meeting where Director Angelina Godoy shares massive dataset received from public records requests. (Photo: Corinne Thrash for Columns)

Education for Transformation: Annual Report 2017-2018

A message from our director and updates on important gains by UWCHR projects, student researchers, and faculty associates during the past year!

UWCHR v. DHS, ICE, & CBP

We're suing for access to information about federal immigration enforcement in Washington state.

Documents released to the UW Center for Human Rights by Customs and Border Protection suggest that asylum seekers are being arbitrarily denied the right to make credible fear claims on the northern U.S. border, predating Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “zero tolerance” policies.

Dismissing Credible Fear in Washington State

Documents suggest that Border Patrol officers are arbitrarily dismissing the rights of asylum-seekers.

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About the Center for Human Rights

The University of Washington Center for Human Rights (UWCHR) was established by an initiative of the Washington state legislature in 2009, following a decade of ambitious program-building on all three University of Washington campuses.

Our work is distinguished by UWCHR’s uniquely hands-on research mission, inscribed in the legislation that established our Center. Everything we do is conducted through partnership with organizations on the front lines of global human rights struggles. We place the resources of the university at the service of real-world social change, and we evaluate our success in terms of practical accomplishments for justice.

Our Mission

The University of Washington Center for Human Rights is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in the education of undergraduate and graduate students in the field of human rights; promoting human rights as a core area of faculty and graduate research; and engaging productively with local, regional, national, and international organizations and policymakers to advance respect for human rights.