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Human Rights Center

A Vision For Change

Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Our Center creates a positive change through research, education and dialogue. At the heart of a global human rights community, we are committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice, between scholars and practitioners.

2023 Romero Human Rights Award

This award honors an individual or organization whose work has contributed significantly to the alleviation of human suffering and injustice.

#SPHR21: Between Peril & Potential

#SPHR 2021 addressed the challenges and opportunities the pandemic has created for human rights advocacy.

The Moral Courage Project: Poison & Power

This spring, the Moral Courage Project launched its new season: Poison and Power: The Fight for Water. This virtual multi-media exhibit explores the access to clean water in multiple U.S. locations, including Flint and Detroit, Michigan, and Appalachia.

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Abolition Ohio: Disrupting Illicit Massage Businesses

Illicit Massage Businesses (IMBs) are a multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise that takes place in all fifty US states. Commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor occur at IMBs. We explore root causes, policy responses, and a disruption strategy.

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Vietnam Legacies Project Report

America’s war in Vietnam ended fifty years ago, but the legacies of that conflict remain potent. This report takes stock of US efforts to come to terms with the legacies of war in Southeast Asia, and advises what remains to be done.

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The Teach-In: Dobbs Decision: Contexts, Controversies, Consequences

In view of the recent U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, this teach-in offered students, staff, faculty and other campus members the opportunity to learn about the background and implications of Dobbs for human dignity and flourishing, in a multidisciplinary way.

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Teach In: War in Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has disrupted the lives of millions and captured the attention of the world. In order to address key questions raised by this conflict, the Human Rights Center sponsored a teach-in featuring speakers from History, Philosophy, International Studies, English, and Religious Studies, as well as the Law School and UD Libraries.

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Flyer Forum: Extremism and Political Violence

Participants received a brief presentation on prevention of racially and ethnically motivated extremism, including antisemitic, anti-Black, and anti-Asian ideologies. The event supported the aims of the Center’s Endowment for Education in Nonviolence.

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Human Rights 02.24.22

In our statement on Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, we express our concern about the threat to international peace and our solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Only the global rule of law can constrain the most powerful states and prevent a return to a world of imperialism, colonialism and conquest.

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UN human rights recommendations key to US post-election era


Educating the next generation of human rights practitioners


Innovation Labs and the future of human rights practice


Let's Talk Human Rights