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Since its founding in 1999, the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) has grown as an essential catalyst for teaching, scholarship, and research. Now part of the College of Law, UICHR continues to expand its impact on the campus, state, and world.

For the past 20 years, the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights has occupied a unique and prominent role in teaching and promoting human rights on the University of Iowa campus, throughout the State of Iowa, and across the globe. I am honored to serve as the Center’s fifth director and to lead this innovative, multidisciplinary organization as we mark its 20th anniversary and continue to fulfill the inspired vision of its founders. We are grateful to all our friends for their continued support, and we look forward to the Center’s third decade of contributions to the advancement of human rights.
     -UICHR Director Adrien K. Wing
      Associate Dean of International & Comparative Law Programs
      Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law

Click on the report below to explore the past 20 years. 



Who We Are

Over the last twenty years, UICHR’s goal has been to inspire, educate, and engage through innovative and diverse programming and partnerships. Inspiring, challenging, groundbreakin...

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We Are Local

The Center engages students and the community through a variety of programs on campus and throughout the state, regularly partnering with civic, educational, and faith organization...

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We Are Global

Our global reach is exemplified by in-depth, cutting-edge projects that engage advocates and leaders from around the world.Through hundreds of convenings, trainings, policy consult...

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We Educate

UICHR is committed to educating and serving learners at every level.Through our Certificate Program in Human Rights, we work with passionate post-secondary students, providing them...

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We Serve

For the past 20 years, UICHR has committed itself to serving locally and globally through collaborative, innovative programming designed to equip groups and individuals to take on ...

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