Graduate Program in Human Rights

The Graduate Certificate in Human Rights draws upon the academic strengths of the University of Connecticut's School of Law and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to introduce students to the key modern debates in this interdisciplinary field of study. The program provides a historical, literary and philosophical perspective for thinking broadly about modern human rights; an understanding of social science research on rights, conflict and governance; as well as expertise in the international conventions, treaties and case law from international courts (such as the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia). The courses encourage students to think critically about the strengths and limitations of the human rights framework and how they might develop an active and original research agenda in this growing field of interdisciplinary inquiry.

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  • Fall 2014 CLAS, School of Social Work, and Law School Courses

    The following is a list of the CLAS and Law School human rights classes that will be offered in Fall 2014. Take note: HRTS 5301 is one of the core courses for the grad certificate in human rights, all other... Continued »
  • Human Rights Dissertation Fellowship – Summer 2014

    Human Rights Dissertation Fellowship – Summer 2014 In an effort to support graduate student dissertations with a human rights focus at the University of Connecticut, the Human Rights Institute will be funding a $5,000 dissertation fellowship for the summer of 2014. Evaluation... Continued »
  • Spring 2014 Grad and Law Courses

    Grad Courses: ANTH 5305-22: Health and Human Rights Willen Th 9:30AM-12:15PM How are health and human rights linked? What are the legal, philosophical, and ethical foundations of health-related human rights claims? Is there a universal human right to health, or to health care, and... Continued »

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