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1984 in 2017: A Symposium

February 14, 2017

 1984 in 2017: A SymposiumApril 14,Friday, 10am-6pmIowa City Public Library, Room AAND8pm-10pmPublic Space One  After Kellyanne Conway coined the phrase “alternative facts” in January, Orwell’s novel shot to the top of the Amazon bestseller list, and... Read more

Conference: "The Future of Black Iowa"

by Kelsey Kramer McGinnis | February 14, 2017

UICHR, the African American Council, the Black Student Union, the Black Student Law Association, the City of Iowa City, the Society of Black and Professional Students at UIowa, and the University of Iowa Chief Diversity Office are pleased to announce... Read more

A timely lecture and new book from Brian Farrell

by Kelsey Kramer McGinnis | February 09, 2017

UICHR Associate Director, Brian Farrell, delivered a lecture on February 2nd in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Building in Iowa City. The lecture, "Against the Winds of Tyranny," was given on the subject of Farrell's new book, Habeas Corpus in... Read more

"Working for Human Rights at Home and Abroad": UICHR presents a panel on student experiences and funding opportunities

by Kelsey Kramer McGinnis | January 06, 2017

The UICHR invites you to join us for a panel presentation and information session about the Cmiel Internship program. Attendees will hear from former Cmiel interns and have the opportunity to ask about the application process and internship placement... Read more

Human Rights Index #47 – Children in Armed Conflict

by Kelsey Kramer McGinnis | December 09, 2016

Human Rights Index #47– Children in Armed ConflictPrepared by The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)*Some dubbed 2015 a “year of fear” for children due to the dismal state of children’s human rights, and in particular the impact of ar... Read more

Celebrate Human Rights Day on December 9th

by Kelsey Kramer McGinnis | December 08, 2016

December 10 is Human Rights Day, commemorating the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. Human Rights Day, officially instated in 1950, is a day on which the UN and human rights advocates around the wor... Read more

2016 Cmiel Interns share their experiences

by Kelsey Kramer McGinnis | November 29, 2016

This year's group of Cmiel interns have written reports on their summer activities. These students, undergraduates and graduates from the University of Iowa, all received funding to pursue internships with organizations and agencies in the United Sta... Read more

Human Rights Index #46

by Kelsey Kramer McGinnis | November 17, 2016 | Publication | Tagged: International Legal Clinic

Human Rights Index #46 – Access to EducationPrepared by The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)*Despite efforts to increase the number of children receiving education worldwide, the numbers of out-of-school children has been increasing... Read more

Human Rights Index #45

by Kelsey Kramer McGinnis | October 26, 2016 | Tagged: International Legal Clinic

Human Rights Index #45Prepared by The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)*The end of the 20th century saw the beginning of a global movement toward increased visibility, recognition, and legal rights for homosexual people, including th... Read more

Op-Ed: Sr. Helen Prejean Describes Journey toward Justice Featured Image

Op-Ed: Sr. Helen Prejean Describes Journey toward Justice

by Brian Farrell | June 16, 2016 | Commentary | Tagged: OCOB

“The mandate to practice social justice is unsettling because taking on the struggles of the poor invariably means challenging the wealthy and those who serve their interests,” observes Sister Helen Prejean, who visits Eastern Iowa this week. Born in... Read more