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Research Brief: Human rights in a changing sociopolitical climate

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Researchers from UMN conducted a comprehensive needs and readiness assessment of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.

Saudi student makes Law School history

Mohammed Al Mulhim, bearded, in graduation cap.

The first recipient of a U of M doctorate in law, Mohammed Al Mulhim is devoted to human rights.

Pools apart

Samuel Myers stands in the Aquatic Center.

U scholar and avid swimmer Samuel Myers takes on racial disparities in swimming.

Protecting rights, fighting terrorism

Fionnuala Ni Aolain

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin is working to protect people and their rights. 

Embodying engagement and leadership

Alan Roy

Graduate student Alan Roy is well prepared to help address disparities in Minnesota.

Using business to fight for human rights

Nick Alm.

Nick Alm knows his life is going to be dedicated to LGBT issues.

Prepared to make the world a better place

Marin Phelps at her graduation ceremony

Marin Phelps became the U of M’s first student to graduate with a master’s degree in human rights—a joint program of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Liberal Arts. 

Predatory use of criminal justice


Cities target low-income citizens, people of color with fines and fees, U researchers say.

CUHCC legal clinic merges human rights with medical care

The Minneapolis law firm Stinson Leonard Street LLP specializes in commercial litigation...

A scribe for justice

Workers in field.

Roy Guzmán writes to bring to life the conditions endured by migrant farm workers.

War’s violence comes home

Hands holding model of home.

As Colombia moves to end 60 years of civil war, peace is no closer for many women.

Humphrey School Launches CIVIOS, an online collection for sharing research


Collection features short, engaging and easy to understand materials including podcasts and videos.