The Human Rights Program 

Our students will come away with a deeper understanding of a human rights narrative that belongs to the world, its politics and ideas, and our own humanity.

Human Rights In the News

Sarajevo Residents Respond to Karadžić Sentence

"Residents of the capital of Bosnia, Sarajevo, voice their views of the 40-year sentence dealt to Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić. The former leader was convicted for genocide for the 1995 slaughter in Srebrenica along with a further nine counts of crimes against humanity."

Rajan Majan, "Why Humanitarian Intervention Goes Horribly Wrong"

"Humanity has entered a new, more enlightened era, marked by a consensus on universal human rights. Human rights are now paramount. Mass atrocities will not be allowed. Sovereignty will no longer protect states that violate these standards. So say well-meaning advocates of human rights. Don’t believe them. Two decades have shown that plans to protect people from massacres are so rife with practical and political shortcomings that we might be better off discarding the ideal."

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