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Iowa Human Rights Research Conference

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The UICHR hosts diverse collaborative events and innovative programs, teaches Human Rights courses, and engages in scholarly work reaching the UI community, the state of Iowa, and beyond.

The Center, a unit of the UI College of Law, teaches and collaborates with community organizations and UI departments, scholars, and student groups. UICHR’s publicly engaged programs and initiatives include:

Class in Human Rights Certificate

Certificate in Human Rights

The Center for Human Rights offers the undergraduate Certificate in Human Rights, awarded by the College of Law.

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Working Groups

The UICHR supports faculty working groups to encourage innovative, interdisciplinary research and scholarship on campus.


Iowa Human Rights Network

The Iowa Human Rights Network is a collective of faculty members from institutions across the state of Iowa.


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Second Looks for Second Chances: State and Federal Mechanisms for Decarceration

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
This webinar will discuss second-look mechanisms under both Iowa and federal law and consider how and why we need these “sentencing safety valves” to help ameliorate over-incarceration and protect the rights of people in custody. Panelists will discuss the increasingly robust ability to revisit previously imposed sentences in the federal system, and contrast federal practices to the barriers that incarcerated Iowans face in having their terms of imprisonment reevaluated in light of changing...
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