• "Border Dynamic" is a statue of a wall with people on either side pushing against each other against the wall

    " Border Dynamic" Designed by Alberto Morackis and Guadalupe Serrano, represents human division when walls are built, specifically on the border. Located outside the Harvill Building at UA.

  • Future Borders

    Fronteras del futuro - Courtesy of Ana Maria Vasquez and the Border Patrol Victims Network.

  • Zero Tolerance - Photo by William Paul Simmons 

About our program

  • About our program


  • A large group of students gathered in a half circle having a discussion


  • Three Students Viewing looking at laptops



Welcome to The Human Rights Practice Program

The wholly online Masters degree and graduate certificate in Human Rights Practice are professionally oriented programs designed to provide participants with the foundational knowledge, critical perspectives, and practical skills to advance human rights around the globe.

Students will graduate with a portfolio of applied work, a large network of contacts, and marketable skills for the practice and application of human rights.

Students in the program will help produce white papers, webinars, shadow reports, and other forms of human rights work.

Featured Courses

In a 3-credit course taught by Bev Seckinger students will gain both documentary film and editing experience, and, critical thinking about documentary media.  Guest speakers will include major international filmmakers in the field of documentary film. 
Featured Video Guest Speakers
Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis from Skylight. At Skylight, we use media to inspire, envision and build a better world...


View this story on the original source SBS News.  Legal historian Benjamin N. Lawrance, who is the new editor-in-chief of African Studies Review, is researching the changing nature of asylum law using the oral histories collected from his years as an expert witness in West African asylum cases.... read more
The Human Rights Practice Program just received word that their proposal was funded for $15,000 to build collaborative programs between the UA’s new online graduate programs in Human Rights Practice and the law schools at two Russian-language universities – the American University of Central Asia (... read more
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