Human Rights

Ellen Litman at the Homer Babbidge Library on March 30, 2017.

‘It’s Hard To Look Away’: UConn English Professor Chronicles War From Russian-American Perspective

Ellen Litman says today's Russia bears striking similarities to the country she knew before the fall of communism

polka tattoo style artwork that depicts Marvi Sirmed being censored

UConn and Scholars at Risk: A Life-Saving Partnership, A Transformative Educational Experience

A journalist and activist, Marvi Sirmed faces threats of violence in her home country of Pakistan, but has found safety and academic freedom through UConn’s unique and longstanding partnership with the Scholars at Risk Network

Statement of Solidarity with Ukraine

As directors of the Human Rights Institute and Dodd Impact, we condemn the war of aggression against Ukraine as a blatant violation of international law and as a catastrophic attack on human rights. 

Evacuees from Afghanistan wait for boarding into a passenger plane bound for the U.S. at the U.S. military's Ramstein air base on October 09, 2021 in Ramstein, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

Tens of Thousands of Afghan Evacuees Made it to the US: Here’s How the Resettlement Process Works

While many Americans think of the arriving Afghans as 'refugees,' most have a more tenuous legal status

Prakash Kashwan giving a lecture to UConn journalism students on the science of climate justice. (Photo by Scott Wallace

Reimagining the Commons for a Just and Sustainable Future

Rethinking how shared resources are protected and stewarded has major implications for global society

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Two Pop-Up Courses Being Offered in Spring 2022 Semester

The classes focus on important contemporary topics and give students core knowledge on a subject with opportunities to continue exploration beyond the course

A Tibetan activist from the Students for a Free Tibet association holds a banner during a protest in front of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, on December 11, 2021 in Lausanne. - Human rights campaigners and exiles accuse Beijing of religious repression and massively curtailing rights in Tibet. (Photo by VALENTIN FLAURAUD/AFP via Getty Images)

Olympic Athletes: Five Questions America Needs to Ask About Athlete Activism

As the Winter Olympics begin in Beijing, questions about how free athletes are to express their political and moral beliefs

The UConn Foundation on October 8, 2020.

The Business of Human Rights

'Laura has been a champion of business in human rights not only within individual companies but also globally through her participation in policymaking at the highest levels'

Students working materials found in the Dodd Papers, which are maintained by the UConn Library’s Archives and Special Collections.

Student Film Presents Story of Nuremberg through UConn Archives

Seeing the landmark trials through the eyes of U.S. prosecutor Thomas Dodd

The Dodd Center for Human Rights.

Dodd Impact Programs, Neag School to Host U.S. Education Secretary for Discussion about Importance of Civics and Human Rights Education

'These workshops are an opportunity for future educators to develop a better understanding of how civics and human rights can be a part of any subject area and any grade level'