The Human Rights Center advances the theory and practice of human rights.

Cutting Edge Scholarship

Our faculty, post-doctoral fellows and visiting-scholars in residence are actively engaged in cutting edge scholarship.  Their books, monographs, book chapters and articles have been published by leading academic publishers and professional journals, including Human Rights Quarterly, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Human Rights, Violence against Women and others.                       

Our 2001 conference on Children’s Human Rights produced an edited volume of original research.  Six UD faculty contributed chapters to the volume, published by Roman & Littlefield in 2005.

Our faculty serve on a number of editorial boards, including The Human Rights Quarterly, Georgetown University’s Press’s Advancing Human Rights Series and The Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security.

Research for Change

We reached out to Catholic Relief Services to help address expected increases in labor trafficking during the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics Games in Brazil. Our research identified, and continues to uncover, products made through force labor such as beef, leather, and hardwood that end up in American homes. Our ongoing research, finding and recommendation will help U.S. companies' efforts to remove products that use forced labor from their supply chains.

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Human Rights Center

Keller Hall 455 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2790