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Salvadoran-American Children of the Disappeared Search for “Our Parents’ Bones”

In 1993, the UN Truth Commission for El Salvador estimated that some 10,000 Salvadoran civilians were forcibly disappeared during the country’s armed conflict. To this day, no meaningful inquiries have been launched to recover their [...]

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Rethinking Punishment: Challenging Mass Incarceration in Washington State

The 2015–2016 academic year was a busy one for the Rethinking Punishment project, a UWCHR-supported initiative combining teaching, research, and public advocacy to promote human rights-focused approaches to problems of violence and mass incarceration. An [...]

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The Promise of Human Rights: A conversation with Prof. Jamie Mayerfeld

As an instructor, mentor, and advocate, Jamie Mayerfeld is a linchpin of the human rights community at the University of Washington. He is a Professor in the Political Science Department, an Adjunct Professor of Law, [...]

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Exploring Restorative Justice Models for Washington State

In recent years, scholars and social movements have brought the issue of mass incarceration into public consciousness in the United States. Many now know that the U.S. has the world’s largest prison population, or have [...]

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Invite a human rights advocate to your class! Submit proposals today

Invite a human rights advocate to your class!  In 2016-17 the University of Washington Center for Human Rights (UWCHR) will make funds available to support honoraria for human rights practitioners as guest speakers in University [...]

October 21st, 2016|Categories: 2016 - 2017|Comments Off on Invite a human rights advocate to your class! Submit proposals today

A Battle Worth Fighting: UWCHR’s Ongoing CIA Lawsuit

A message from UWCHR Director, Prof. Angelina Snodgrass Godoy Dear friends, With UW’s fall quarter now underway, our offices at the Center for Human Rights are once again abuzz with activity. We’ve spent the past [...]

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Prof. Katherine Beckett on “the Myth of Monstrosity” in The American Prospect

Professor Katherine Beckett, UWCHR Steering Committee member and faculty in the Departments of Sociology and Law, Societies, and Justice, has published a piece in The American Prospect, titled "Violence, Mass Incarceration, and the Myth of [...]

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26 Members of Congress Call for Declassification of Records on Salvadoran Disappeared

On August 15, 2016, United States Congressional Representatives Jim McGovern of Massachusetts and Norma Torres of California delivered a letter to President Barack Obama, signed by 26 Members of Congress, calling for the declassification of [...]

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