Freedom of Information

The UW Center for Human Rights uses the Freedom of Information Act and state public records laws to investigate local and international human rights issues, in partnership with human rights organizations working for justice and accountability. Through targeted research and strategic litigation, we’re fighting for access to information as a human right.

Learn more about our recent work:

UWCHR Sheds Light on Border Patrol Immigration Checks on Greyhound Buses

March 22, 2018

Extensive redactions on Customs and Border Patrol documents released to UWCHR under the Freedom of Information Act.

ACLU of WA and NWIRP Warn Police Departments of Faulty Immigration Policies

January 24, 2018

El Salvador Supreme Court Cites CIA Cable Published by UWCHR

January 24, 2018

UWCHR Files Records Requests Regarding ICE Targeting of Activist Maru Mora-Villalpando

January 17, 2018

Maru Mora-Villapando answers questions following press conference and rally in Seattle.

UWCHR Sues Dept. of Defense Under FOIA, Seeking El Salvador Records

December 13, 2017

Don’t Ask, Do Tell: Local Law Enforcement Collaboration with ICE/CBP

September 25, 2017

UW Center for Human Rights Sues the CIA

October 13, 2015