“We believe that that memory must open a channel to human rights. Why human rights? Because we realize that when a people is threatened, it doesn’t remain threatened alone. When a group is singled out, it affects all other groups.” – Elie Wiesel
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HUMAN RIGHTS AT UCONN
Examining the most pressing human rights questions and preparing the next generation of human rights leaders.

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Human Rights for the Next Generation
On October 1, 1946, the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg delivered its verdict, convicting 19 Nazi leaders of conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Seventy-five years later, as the world faces new challenges to democracy and rule of law, we dedicate The Dodd Center for Human Rights, extending the legacy of Nuremberg for the next generation.

Learn more about the event we hosted on October 15, 2021 featuring Senator Chris Dodd and President Joe Biden.

In the News

Checking In With The U.S. Treasurer

Human Rights graduate student Sage Phillips ’22 (CLAS), ’24 MA, speaks with U.S. Treasurer Lynn Malerba ’08 MPA, Chief of the Mohegan Tribe, on the significance of her role as both a tribal leader and senior U.S. official, as well as the values of representation and inspiration.

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Upcoming Events

  1.  Filling the Gaps: Measuring Respect for Children’s Rights around the World Filling the Gaps: Measuring Respect for Children’s Rights around the World 12:00pm 2/23
  2.  Women’s Rights & Climate Change Policy in Bangladesh Women’s Rights & Climate Change Policy in Bangladesh 1:00pm 2/28
  3.  Encounters: Democracy in Black Encounters: Democracy in Black 10:00am 3/2
  4.  Revolutionary Love: The Call of Our Times Revolutionary Love: The Call of Our Times 6:00pm 3/6
  5.  Unconquered: Goražde - Documenting Resistance in the Bosnian War Unconquered: Goražde - Documenting Resistance in the Bosnian War 4:00pm 3/7
  6.  International Women’s Day Celebration International Women’s Day Celebration 11:30am 3/8
  7.  Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed - Film Screening and discussion Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed - Film Screening and discussion 6:00pm 3/27
  8.  Nunca Más: Holocaust Memory and the Jewish Community in the Fight for Human Rights During Argentina’s Dirty War Nunca Más: Holocaust Memory and the Jewish Community in the Fight for Human Rights During Argentina’s Dirty War 12:30pm 4/17