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Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Harvard University (private) – John F. Kennedy School of Government


Founded in 1999, the Carr Center's mission is to train future leaders for public service careers and to apply quality research to the solution of public policy issues. The Center’s research, teaching, and publications seek to affirm human rights principles at the center of good public policy in the United States and throughout the world. At the forefront of the Center’s challenges is to promote a constant debate on public policy, to educate new leaders, and to collaborate with non-governmental organizations in the field of human rights.

Publications / Reports
The Carr Center's public research documents are available online




Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Tufts University (private)– Fletcher School


Founded in 2000, the Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution was founded to promote active collaboration and exchange among scholars and practitioners that work in the human rights and conflict resolution fields. The CHRCR proposes an interdisciplinary method of peacebuilding that comprises a wide range of activities to end violence and promote sustainable peace and justice.

Publications / Reports
A list of the Center's publications are available online

Online resources and databases
A list of resources containing the cross-examination of theories and approaches to human rights and conflict resolution is available online



Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights

Suffolk University (private) – College of Arts and Sciences


Founded in 2003, the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights is committed to furthering the dignity and well-being of women and girls around the world by exploring and extending the linkages between women's health and human rights.

Publications / Reports
Mary P. Burke U.N. Women’s Conference Collection contains the research of Suffolk University Professor Mary P. Burke’s involvement in the U.N. International Women’s Conferences and her research into women and international development.

Women’s Health and Human Rights Materials, such as booklets and facts, are available online

Online resources and databases
A list of organizations that the university is currently partnered with and has worked with in the past is available online



Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Tufts University (private) – Fletcher School


Founded in 1933, the Fletcher School’s mission is to prepare the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, business and non-governmental organizations with strategic cross-sector networks. It educates and prepares students from all over the world for national and international leadership careers, promotes the comprehension of international problems through teaching, research and publications, and assists local, national, and international communities in seeking the development of positive relations in an increasingly global world.

Publications / Reports
The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is a foreign policy journal founded in 1975. The student-published biannual journal provides an interdisciplinary base for the analysis of legal, economic, and diplomatic problems in international relations.

PRAXIS: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security is a journal that creates a forum for the exchange of ideas and the promotion of research in the human security field. In collaboration with the Institute for Human Security of the Fletcher School, the journal analyzes the relations between humanitarian law, development, human rights, and conflict resolution.

al Nakhlah: The Fletcher School Online Journal for issues related to Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization is a biannual online journal related to Southwest Asia and Islamic culture.



Center for Human Rights and International Justice

Boston College (private)


Founded in 2005, the Center for Human Rights and International Justice addresses the interdisciplinary nature of human rights from a religious perspective. Through training programs, applied research, and interaction of academics and practitioners, the Center seeks to educate the next generation of experts in the United States and abroad who utilizes the knowledge of rigorous ethical training in the attainment of human rights and international justice. Features of the Center include:

  • Interdisciplinary Cooperation; 
  • Integration of Religious Awareness;
  • Researcher and Practitioner Collaboration;
  • Policy Recommendation Development;
  • Professional Training.

Publications / Reports
Publications written by the Center’s Directors are available online




Program on Human Rights and Justice

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (private)


Founded in 2002, the Program on Human Rights and Justice creates an interdisciplinary environment rooted in groundbreaking research, teaching, courses, and application in the human rights field, particularly in relation to the global economy, sciences, and technology.

Publications / Reports
Human Rights and Human Welfare: An International Review of Books and other Publications is a quarterly online journal created by the collaboration between the PHRJ and seven centers on human rights around the world. Published by the University of Denver, it offers essays on contemporary debates in the human rights field.


The François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights

Harvard University (private) – School of Public Health


Founded in 2002, the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights is the first academic center to focus exclusively on the practical relationship between health and human rights. It works at the national and international level through collaborations with practitioners, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and international agencies in building a conceptual basis of the right to health and driving advocacy initiatives to incorporate human rights norms into international health policy.

Publications / Reports
The Health and Human Rights Journal is a freely accessible online journal. Published online since spring 2008, it promotes the access of human rights knowledge in the health field. This mission was directly addressed in the journal’s first edition article entitled, “Excluding the Poor from Biomedical Literature: A Violation of Rights that Impedes Global Health.”

Online resources and databases
A list of annual reports are available online



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