Human Rights


Furthering the Study of Human Rights in Business

Business law professor Stephen Park and UConn colleagues have been awarded a $265,000 research grant under UConn's Academic Plan to investigate ways to protect and promote human rights in the business world.

Attendees at the 2016 Intellectual Humility in Secondary Education Summer Institute discuss their beliefs on what causes genocide at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on Aug. 1, 2016. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Moving the Conversation Forward

Twenty schoolteachers are on campus this week to learn how to help their students discuss complex issues in productive ways.

Writ of habeas corpus issued for James Somerset (‘James Summersett’), Nov. 28, 1771, by Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the King’s Bench. (Copyright The National Archives, United Kingdom)

A Judgment on Behalf of Humanity

Habeas corpus is more than just a protection against imprisonment, says Sarah Winter in research supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Girls carry heavy baskets of rock at a gravel quarry. (Robin Romano/UConn Archives & Special Collections)

UConn Receives $4 Million for Human Rights Initiatives

The gift, coupled with an additional $2 million raised by the UConn Foundation, will fund scholarships, fellowships, internships, and support for signature programs.

Child laborers pick coffee on a coffee plantation. (Robin Roman/UConn Archives & Special Collections)

Human Rights Photographer’s Collection Donated to UConn

The papers and media archive of the late filmmaker and human rights advocate Robin Romano have been given to Archives & Special Collections.

President Bill Clinton, center, receives an award from former Senator Christopher Dodd, left, and Helena Folks, chair of the national advisory board during the ceremony to award the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights held at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 15, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

President Clinton Awarded Dodd Prize for Human Rights

Clinton was one of two recipients honored during a ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at UConn.

A screen shot from the Human Rights Watch Twitter feed shows a soldier taking photos of a mass grave site in Nigeria.

New Ways of Monitoring Human Rights

Law and human rights scholar Molly Land discusses the impact of new technologies on human rights fact-finding, advocacy, and enforcement.

Chris Avery, founder of The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, accepted the 2013 Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights at Konover Auditorium. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Dodd Prize Highlights Business Link to Global Human Rights

Human rights in a global economy requires oversight.

Human Rights Conference Scheduled for Two UConn Campuses

The University of Connecticut’s School of Law, in conjunction with the Human Rights Institute, is hosting a conference on Human Rights in the USA from Thursday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Oct. 24. The conference will take place on two sites – Thursday and Friday at the School of Law in Hartford and Saturday on the […]