May 2012 Archives

iberoamer.jpgProviding a forum for interdiscursive theoretical discussions and dialogue, The State of Iberoamerican Studies Series: Human Rights Across the Disciplines, founded in 1995 at the University of Minnesota Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, supports a number of critical symposia that bring together not only the monologues of traditional scholarly disciplines, but also the powerful, struggling and often unarticulated voices, postures and assumptions of contemporary non-canonical cultural discourses.

studentsUN.jpgThe Human Rights Program and Professor Jennifer Green's Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic collaborated in March 2012 to provide the United Nations Human Rights Committee with up-to-date information about the effects of small arms and light weapons in the world today.


sikkinksized.jpg Kathryn Sikkink, University of Minnesota Regents Professor and Human Rights Program Advisory Board Chair, has been named winner of the 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Changed World Politics.





Bhabha: Protecting Migrant Children's Rights

Bhabha high res.jpg Rounding out the Human Rights for the 21st Century spring speaker series, Jacqueline Bhabha described the complexity of child migration and the key challenges to the realization of migrant child rights in her May 2nd presentation at McNamara Alumni Center.


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