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 in the News
Women, Peace and Security Dossier in Open Global Rights - click the link to see essays developed from our spring conference
Check out this recent story in BingUNews 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


Past events






April 23-25, 2020

Women, Peace and Security Conference

WPS Logo


Oct. 28, 2019     4 pm, LN-1106 Professor Horace Bartilow, University of Kentucky, "Drug War Capitalism"       Horace Bartilow 




April 12-13, 2019

Technologies of Human Rights Representation: A SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines
Binghamton University Art Museum                


Eric Gottesman

For Freedoms: Art as Civic Infrastructure 



book series flyer

New undergraduate and graduate curricula 
Human Rights Minor
Freshman Research Immersion in Human Rights

 MS in Human Rights

Summer Internships!

See our Students page for more information on two exciting summer internship opportunities:

  • Human Rights Quarterly editorial internship
  • Sheffield Hallam University (UK) refugee and family reunification  internship
  • American Civic Association, Binghamton,NY
  • Broome County Land Trust, Binghamton, NY

2018 Annual Report

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