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at the University of California, Berkeley promotes human rights and inter-national justice worldwide and trains the next generation of human rights researchers and advocates. Asan independent research center housed in the Law School, our researchers apply scientic methods andinnovative technologies to promote human rights and international humanitarian law. We use our researchto develop and recommend policy measures to protect vulnerable populations. We provide students andadvocates with the skills and tools to document violations of human rights and to turn this information intoeffective action. For more information on the Human Rights Center, visit hrc.berkeley.edu.
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The Human Rights Center founded the Human Rights Fellowship in 1994 to develop the nextgeneration of human rights leaders. The program has supported more than 200 students in theirwork with partner organizations in the United States and abroad on the most pressing human rightsproblems.Human rights fellows represent a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to: an-thropology, city planning, environmental science, journalism, law, medicine, political science, pub-lic health, and social documentation. Fellows ground their academic studies by addressing complexchallenges in the eld. The language of human rights offers Fellows a common lens to engage withpeers from different elds of study, other geographic areas and alternate theoretical paradigms.The Human Rights Fellowship program has been sponsored by generous contributions fromThomas J. White, the Tang Opportunity Fund, the UC Berkeley School of Law, UC Ofce of thePresident, and individual donors. Visit the Human Rights Center’s website to learn more about theHuman Rights Fellowship and to read about current and previous Fellows’ projects with organiza-tions around the world.