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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.


Human Rights Focus: Reproductive Rights

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Join the webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. CST: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99033918169 This webinar will examine how interdependence, a key tenet of human rights frameworks, elucidates the inherent challenges posed by the reproductive rights crisis. This panel is moderated by Jo Butterfield.  Panelists: Anna Arstein-Kerslake - Programme Director, LLM in International Human Rights Law, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG); and Associate Professor...

"A Decent Home" film screening & discussion

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Boyd Law Building
Join us for a screening of the new documentary A Decent Home followed by Q&A with a panel including director Sara Terry. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; screening will begin at 5:45. Co-sponsored by the Center for Human Rights, Citizen Lawyer Program, Labor Center, and Law & Policy in Action Clinic.
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