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University of Arizona

Fully online MA and Grad Certificate in Human Rights Practice

Presence in: United States
Focus: Education

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.

People Associated With This Organization

Natalie Seils

United States  
University of Arizona (Unverified)
Joined February 2018
Interests: Other, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice
Graduate student at the University of Arizona in Human Rights Practice. My focus area is in the process of restorative justice.

Stacy Butler

United States  
University of Arizona
Joined May 2020
Interests: Generalist Legal Services, Housing & Sanitation
I direct the Innovation for Justice Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (i4J). i4J is a social justice innovation lab that designs, builds and tests disruptive solutions to the justice gap. One of our projects involves training and licensing front line staff at community based organizations to give legal advice, no JD required.

William Simmons

United States  
University of Arizona
Joined January 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Health, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
William Paul Simmons is Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and Director of the online Human Rights Practice graduate program at the University of Arizona. His research is highly interdisciplinary; using theoretical, legal, and empirical approaches to advance human rights for marginalized populations around the globe. His books include Human Rights Law and the Marginalized Other (Cambridge UP, 2011), An-archy and Justice: An Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas’ Political Thought (Lexington, 2003), and the forthcoming Joyful Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press). With Carol Mueller he edited Binational Human Rights: The U.S.-Mexico Experience published by the University of Pennsylvania Press (2014). With Michelle Téllez, he has conducted ethnographic research on sexual violence against migrant women and he has published articles and a book chapter exploring legal remedies for the feminicides in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. He is currently working on a project in Niger, Nigeria,

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