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Human Rights Index #46

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

Human Rights Index #46 – Access to Education

Prepared 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 increa... Read more

Human Rights Index #45

by Kelsey 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 ... 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

Freedom of Expression in the Twittersphere: United Arab Emirates

by Kelsey McGinnis | June 16, 2016 | News

Join us for a letter-writing event on behalf of Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith of the United Arab Emirates. An economics professor in Abu Dhabi, bin Ghaith was arrested in August and has been held incommunicado since for a tweet criticizing his government’s a... Read more

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One Community, One Book 2016

by Joan Nashelsky | March 17, 2016 | Tagged: OCOB

The UI Center for Human Rights is pleased to announce the book choice for One Community, One Book 2016–Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim. This book is described as “a haunting memoir of teaching Eng... Read more

Celebrating the Four Freedoms: Freedom from Want

by Brian Farrell | February 3, 2016 | Commentary

"The third is freedom from want . . . everywhere in the world."
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The first and second of the Four Freedoms articulated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his State of the Union speech on January 6, 1941, would h... Read more

Celebrating the Four Freedoms: Freedom from Fear

by Brian Farrell | February 3, 2016 | Commentary

"The fourth is freedom from fear—which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide
reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any nei... Read more