Minor in Human Rights

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This interdisciplinary minor program provides students with invaluable mentorship from experienced human rights scholars and practitioners while tying together the diverse threads of rights-oriented work and study.

The minor provides structure to diverse academic offerings on human rights-related topics, encouraging students from across the University to understand how human rights are interconnected across seemingly disparate disciplines. 

The Human Rights Minor is open to students in any major.

Interested in the Minor? Fill out this quick form, and we will follow up with more information.

Commencement in Stanford Stadium


David Cohen speaks to two students.

How to Declare

Penelope Van Tuyl smiles with student Alexis.


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Human rights minors pose together and smile.

Meet our Minors

There is no way that I can do justice to the experience that I’ve had with the minor. The door that it’s opened up for me has been so formative in shaping the way that I hope to pursue my career. I don’t think I would’ve ever considered the intersection between medicine and human rights until I was given the freedom to explore that in the minor.
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Reem Ghanem '19