Monday, October 1, 2018

Institutionalizing Accountability

The University of Minnesota Human Rights Lab is hosting a conference titled "Institutionalizing Accountability" at its Minneapolis campus on October 4 and 5.  More information is available here.

The Human Rights Lab is an exciting model for university human rights institutions.  It operates as an interdisciplinary space for faculty and students "to investigate and model ways that cutting-edge research can be used more effectively with NGOs, communities, institutions, and policymakers to reduce inequalities in the enjoyment of human rights." 

Faculty from across the university designed the lab "to build on areas of established expertise and leadership, as well as on the existing institutional foundation at the University for excellence in human rights research, teaching, and outreach."

The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library has long served as an on-line resource for human rights researchers.  Likewise, the law school's Human Rights Center, founded in 1988, was one of the first of its kind in the U.S.  Now, the Human Rights Lab builds on that foundation by reaching across disciplines to explore cutting edge, innovative approaches to human rights implementation and analysis.

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