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Institute for Human Rights Newsletter

The Institute for Human Rights Newsletter is sent biweekly to update subscribers on public events and programs, blog posts, and achievements of the IHR team. Subscribe today to learn more about human rights in Alabama, the U.S., and the world!

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Learn More About Human Rights on Our Blog

Every week, our researchers at the UAB Institute for Human Rights prepare interesting content, covering human rights issues around the world. Ranging from women’s rights in Nigeria to human trafficking in Afghanistan, the ins and outs of the International Criminal Court to the right to peaceful assembly here at home, our bloggers educate on the world’s pressing human rights issues.

Read the latest blog entries:

  • Disproportionate Deaths: Black Mothers
  • Antisemitism: From the Bubonic Plague to the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Humanitarian Concerns About Methods of Execution

Exploring Issues from the Local to the International Level

More than 60 years after the adoption of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the gap continues to widen between rights conferred by law and the daily realities for many around the world. Human rights concerns are at the core of our societal issues and affect human beings worldwide. Vulnerable populations are confronted by serious human rights violations, frequently unchecked and en masse, and continue to struggle for dignity, equality, and freedom.

The UAB Institute for Human Rights serves as a permanent location where scholars, educators, and activists come together and collaborate on initiatives designed to promote and protect human rights in an increasingly complex and globalized landscape. The IHR integrates existing university and community strengths and capacities with a global outlook, focusing on the use of innovative technologies and scientific methods to create and foster new research, policy solutions, educational programming, and outreach activities relating to all aspects of human rights.

The IHR is a part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences and located on the 5th floor of UAB’s Heritage Hall.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

  • UAB students will participate in the 2023 International Peace Conference, May 5-6 in Birmingham
    Students of peace, justice and human rights at UAB will join global thought leaders in the two-day, immersive event — focused on the pursuit of peace at all levels of society.
  • Author to discuss “Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust” on April 4
    The UAB Institute for Human Rights presents W. Jake Newsome, Ph.D., whose book traces the transformation of the pink triangle from a Nazi concentration camp badge and emblem of discrimination into a global symbol of pride.
  • Departments offering events during Social Work Month
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Social Work will present a collaborative event series from March 22-28 for Social Work Month.