Ven. Geshe Lhakdor, Translator to his Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Director of Science of Monks, will discuss the neuroscience of compassion
Lecture by Dr. Derrick Cogburn on the Global Grand Challenge of disability rights implementation
IHR Director Dr. Reuter is offering a new course in Fall 2017, PSC 365: Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
Screening of “Rock in the Red Zone” followed by a discussion with the film’s director and producer, Laura Bialis
Screening of Academy Award-nominated documentary, "13TH"
Watch what UAB students have to say about their experience with identity, marginalization, and human rights
New book now available: Making Disability Rights Real in Southeast Asia – Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in ASEAN
Watch the lecture by Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee at UAB

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Each day, 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.
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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.