Center for Human Rights

Research Update: Charles Leo Daniel’s Death at NWDC in Context

According to ICE data, Daniel served 2nd-longest stretch in solitary confinement of any person in ICE custody since 2018

Two ALPR cameras look out, watching

Who's Watching Washington?

Dangers of Automated License Plate Readers to Immigrant and Reproductive Rights in Washington State

Abuses in the Air

Abuses in the Air: Sports Travel and the Deportation Industry

Abuses on ICE Air's deportation flights and the sports team that use the same planes.

Panorama of the Pacific Northwest from Space. Image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center. ISS042-E-294596.

Protecting Immigrant Rights: Is Washington's Law Working?

State legislation has created new protections for immigrants; but are local police, sheriffs, and jails following the law?

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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.