Buffalo Human Rights Center
As the focal point for human rights work at the SUNY Buffalo Law School, the Buffalo Human Rights Center (BHRC) fosters coursework, research, scholarship and practical experience in the field of human rights.
Providing direction and vision to the study and practice of international human rights law, the mission of the BHRC is conceived on the premise that scholarship and action are inseparable. Consequently, the BHRC:
- Organizes student internships with leading human rights organizations worldwide, introducing students to the intellectual complexity of human rights law through practice.
- Maintains a wide range of cooperative links with human rights organizations, universities, think tanks, and governmental or quasi-governmental agencies.
- Organizes speakers, conferences, and symposia with leading human rights thinkers and practitioners, to spark dialogue within the Buffalo community. This goal is further recognized through the annual publication of the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, which is comprised of articles on pertinent international human rights topics contributed by activists and academics.
By taking a more proactive stance, the BHRC aims to garner greater exposure and community support for the recognition, promotion, and protection of international human rights.