University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute

  • CT


405 Babbidge Road, U 1205
United States

About Us

The Human Rights Institute facilitates an interdisciplinary conversation on human rights among students, faculty and the broader community in Connecticut and beyond. Our research programs focus on economic and social rights, health and human rights, and humanitarianism. Work in these areas demonstrates the Institute’s commitment to crossing disciplinary boundaries and providing a space for scholars and advocates to exchange knowledge and experience across areas of expertise.

Our aim is to educate well-rounded scholars with an informed understanding of human rights. As a university wide program, the Institute advances human rights teaching across all UCONN colleges and schools and pursues novel and critical approaches to human rights scholarship and pedagogy. We encourage engaged discussion and academic research on the advantages and limitations of human rights discourse and practice.