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Organizers from All of Us or None presenting a sample solitary confinement cell, demonstrating its practice as a form of torture under international law.


In partnership with the SJSU Human Rights Minor Program, students gain access to a wealth of applied and scholarly experience in human rights law, philosophy, advocacy, policy design, and reporting.

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Human Rights Minor Program

The Human Rights Minor Program is open to all undergraduate students at SJSU, and is a great way for students to add a Minor credential without delaying graduation. The Program provides training in International Human Rights Law, human rights reporting/journalism, and human rights advocacy.

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Faculty Summer Research Grant

The SJSU Human Rights Institute is offering one Faculty Research Grant for the Summer of 2022. It will employ a faculty member for approximately six weeks of Summer research activities (5-10 hrs./week, total capped at $6000).

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The SJSU HRI is now accecpting applications for the 2022 Aris Anagnos Graduate Student Scholarship for Human Rights Research. Award recipient will receive $2000 total - $1,000 for fall and spring semester. Deadline to apply is 4/1/22. See scholarship page for more details and how to apply.