Center for Human Rights

Immigrant Rights Observatory

We're monitoring compliance with state laws protecting immigrant communities from collaboration with ICE and CBP.

Immigrant Family Separation in Northwest Juvenile Jails

What we know about immigrant youth detained for ICE at Cowlitz County Youth Services Center and NORCOR Juvenile Detention.

Seattle Globalist

Human Rights Conditions at the Northwest Detention Center

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UWCHR is releasing reports related to human rights conditions at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA.

Hidden in Plain Sight: ICE Air and the Machinery of Mass Deportation

UWCHR report documents ICE Air's network of deportation flights using a newly-released database.

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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.