Center for Human Rights

students in courtyard at the dorm

The Center for Human Rights provides research and educational opportunities for the integration of biblical principles and international human rights laws. The Center provides a forum for students and faculty to explore the nature of God and man, as well as the rights, duties and obligations that flow from that relationship. The Center supports the Human Rights courses taught at Trinity Law School, sponsors an annual Writing Competition, funds Research Fellowships, and organizes and promotes international and domestic Human Rights programs.

International Opportunities

Strasbourg, France: Summer Human Rights Program

A special benefit of study at Trinity Law School is the opportunity to participate in the Summer Human Rights Program in Strasbourg, France. This program is an advanced course in international and comparative human rights law that is taught by leading academics and practitioners from around the world. This program provides students with the opportunity to examine contemporary human rights issues from a Christian perspective. In an effort to provide students with a comprehensive human rights education, class time usually includes courses taught at the International Institute of Human Rights. Program participants spend the month of July studying current human rights issues and law students may earn 6 units of credit upon completion of the course. Trinity Law School is currently developing other international programs.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: International Law and Development Program

Trinity students can participate in a two-week excursion through Cambodia’s capital city to study international law and economic development in a time of government evolution. This program is presented by Handong International Law School and the opportunity to participate is offered to Trinity students periodically.

Mukono, Uganda: Summer Study Abroad Program

Through Regent University School of Law, Trinity students are able to participate in a month-long summer course on the topic of International Human Rights and the Rule of Law. In Uganda, human rights are constantly in turmoil and corruption is fought daily. This program is designed for students who seek to do global justice through an informed relationship with the people and legal challenges of East Africa.

Annual Human Rights Writing Competition

Topic

The topic for this year’s writing competition will be announced soon!

Strasbourg was an amazing opportunity. It opened my eyes to what the world has to offer.

Christopher Borzin ’14