• Gaelynn Lea
    Join us for a concert by disability rights activist and musician Gaelynn Lea on February 8
  • Keith Miller
    Keith Miller and Renee Billups Baker to speak on the rhetoric and songs of the Civil Rights Movement on February 13
  • Symone Sanders
    Join us for an evening with CNN Political Commentator Symone Sanders on February 20
  • Symposium on Disability Rights
    Register for the Symposium on Disability Rights, February 21 and 22

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.

Learn More About Human Rights on Our Blog

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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