Center for Human Rights
A message from our director and updates on important gains by UWCHR projects, student researchers, and faculty associates during the past year!
We're suing for access to information about federal immigration enforcement in Washington state.
Documents suggest that Border Patrol officers are arbitrarily dismissing the rights of asylum-seekers.
- Research Update: Court Documents Show How Federal Prosecution Criminalizes Immigrants November 15, 2018
- “Green Wars”: A Conversation with Prof. Megan Ybarra October 30, 2018
- Faculty Research Cited in Ruling Abolishing State Death Penalty October 12, 2018
- Newly Released Department of Defense Files Recount El Salvador Military Operations October 4, 2018
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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.
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.