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Florida State University

FSU Center for the Advancement of

Human Rights

The Center for the Advancement of Human Rights (CAHR) welcomes those who want to learn about human rights issues and explore possibilities for human rights advocacy.

The issuance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 began what some have called “The Human Rights Revolution.” Since that time, the human rights movement has become a global phenomenon, challenging people and governments everywhere to guarantee the basic rights of all the world’s citizens.

As part of that Human Rights Revolution, Florida State University in 2000 established the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights.

Mission of the Center

Created by funds from an anonymous donor that have been matched by the State of Florida, the Center has the mandate of:

  • Facilitating the development of interdisciplinary human rights courses throughout the university and of fostering human rights scholarship;

  • Establishing human rights field placements for FSU students and engaging in direct human rights advocacy;

  • Supporting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) throughout the world that engage in human rights work.

Join us in our work!



2015 Summer human rights placements

Click To view the Human Trafficking Summit

Click to view Human Trafficking Webcast


Sept 28, 2015-Screening of "Documented" at SLC at 7PM

October 29-30, 2015-Human Trafficking Summit at USF


"Mexico's Fight Against Human Trafficking" a presentation by Miriam Gonzalez from Fin de la Esclavitud in Mexico to take place March 24, 2015 at 7PM at the Pepper Auditorium


Media Watch-Universal Declaration of Human Rights -An animation of the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights