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Center for International Human Rights Advocacy

Identifier: U405


Collection contains the records of the Center for International Human Rights Advocacy at the University of Denver, founded in 1998 by human rights lawyer Robert Golten.


  • 1998-


Biographical / Historical

In 1998, Robert Golten formed DU’s Center for International Human Rights Advocacy, with support from law professor and internationalization vice provost Ved Nanda and Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) professor and PhD program director Jack Donnelly. The center was a collaborative effort between the two schools.

The center offered an International Human Rights Advocacy course series. The first 10-week course was a substantive study of international human rights and the problems marginalized populations face. The second course allowed students to spend the term researching a human rights issue and drafting either a litigation report or an advocacy report addressing it. During the second term, students often went overseas to work with NGOs to try to solve the problems using the rule of law.

The Center also directed the Asylum Project through the law school, providing legal representation to political asylum seekers in the Denver metro area.


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2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428