Center for Human Rights
State legislation has created new protections for immigrants; but are local police, sheriffs, and jails following the law?
Federal oversight has failed to address longstanding health concerns in immigration detention, which have become more urgent due to COVID-19.
What we know about immigrant youth detained for ICE at Cowlitz County Youth Services Center and NORCOR Juvenile Detention.
UWCHR report documents ICE Air's network of deportation flights using a newly-released database.
- UWCHR Report Finds Patchwork Implementation of State Immigrant Rights Law August 11, 2021
- Protecting Immigrant Rights: Is Washington’s Law Working? August 11, 2021
- Conditions at the NWDC: COVID-19 and Health Standards December 16, 2020
- Members of WA Congressional Delegation Request DHS OIG Investigation of NWDC December 3, 2020
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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.