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Affiliated with the University of Iowa’s College of Law, the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) has as its mission the promotion and protection of human rights at home and abroad through distinguished multidisciplinary leadership in human rights research, education, and public service to The University of Iowa, its surrounding communities, the State of Iowa, and beyond.

A Message from UICHR

For twenty years, the UI Center for Human Rights has stood for a commitment to human rights, whether within the US or abroad. Due to recent events, we are sure that many, if not al…

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Mission and Director's Message

It gives me great pleasure to have been the Director of UICHR since its move to the College of Law. I have been involved as a board member since the founding of the Center and feel…

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Contact Us

UI Center for Human Rights
615 Jefferson Building (JB)
129 E. Washington St.  
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, USA 52242

Phone: (319) 335-3900

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History of UICHR

In 1999, the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, organized by Professor Burns H. Weston, Professor Rex Honey, and Dorothy M. Paul, grew from the programming efforts of Glob…

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Advisory Board

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Annual Reports & Newsletters

2019-2020 Annual Report

UICHR@20: Retrospective

Spring 2020 newsletter

Fall 2019 newsletter

2018-2019 Annual Report 

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report


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Campus & Community Groups

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