Human Rights Institute

Human Rights Institute

The Human Rights Institute promotes excellence and innovation in faculty research across disciplines and develops high-impact student engagement in human rights issues.

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The Binghamton University Human Rights Institute (HRI) advances research, teaching and community engagement in human rights. We bring a transdisciplinary human rights perspective to important social problems and contribute to evidence-based policymaking as well as critical discourses in human rights. Drawing upon Binghamton University's research excellence and New York state's rich history advocating and advancing human rights, the HRI develops initiatives with rights-based perspectives to impact public policy in New York state, the United States and internationally. We welcome new affiliates. 

HRI News & Publications

  • Congratulations to Johanna Seppala, Leah Wardlaw, and Olivia Vinson, winners of this year's Undergraduate Research Essay Award! See our STUDENTS page for details.
  • An interview with Professor David Cingranelli, Co-Director of the HRI, on advice for students considering human rights careers.
  • Congratulations to Aliana Sheers on the publication of her essay, "Telltale Marks: Looking Beyond Censorship at Guantanamo," in Alpenglow vol. 6, issue 1.
  • Women, Peace and Security Dossier in Open Global Rights - click the link to see essays developed from our spring conference
  •   openglobalrights
  • BingUNews feature about three students' work at a Refugee Family Reunification Clinic in Britain last summer: Students Work to Reunite Refugees with Families. Congratulations to Rachel DiSibio, Lizzie Nutig and Daniel Singh Guzman on their outstanding work.
  • Refugee Law Internship - SHU

Annual Reports





2018 Annual Report

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