Center for Human Rights
New report in ongoing investigation of human rights concerns at the Northwest Detention Center
Dangers of Automated License Plate Readers to Immigrant and Reproductive Rights in Washington State
Abuses on ICE Air's deportation flights and the sports team that use the same planes.
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.
- John Gibler Joins Professor Vanessa Freije’s Course to Discuss Oral Histories of Ayotzinapa December 6, 2023
- UW students support Indigenous voices in video storytelling project November 14, 2023
- Chandan Reddy Named 2023 Freedom Scholar October 19, 2023
- ICE Air Flights Resume at Boeing Field October 18, 2023
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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.