Albion Advocates

March 29, 2024

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Lab is highlighting a 2022 post by Sheridan Leinbach spotlighting four women human rights defenders.

February 28, 2024

Balochistan is the largest province in Pakistan, yet the least populated and developed. It is also a region facing numerous enforced disappearances, which violates human rights and international law.

December 10, 2023

Today is International Human Rights Day, and to celebrate, the Albion College Human Rights Lab participated in Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign, the largest human rights event in the world.

November 17, 2023

Economic empowerment remains a critical aspect of human rights. Unfortunately, many individuals and communities face significant barriers in accessing it.

October 27, 2023

This fall, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Athens, Greece, and take part in the annual Athens Democracy Forum. Here’s what I learned.

September 25, 2023

Guest writer Paria Anjum Rajput describes a human rights violation that has recently impacted her community in Pakistan.

July 26, 2023

It’s been 33 years since George W. Bush passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th, 1990, and it still isn’t enough for disabled individuals trying to live their lives. The passing of the ADA was a major success on the legal front for disabled Americans but there are still many parts of our society that are in violation of the ADA, especially if you turn your focus to the workforce.

July 5, 2023

The fact that areas with typically healthy air quality are increasingly being damaged by air pollution reveals the spreading dangers of pollution and climate change threatening the human rights of all people.

June 12, 2023

Books do more than just reflect the issues that plague our society, they can help to promote human rights and move us toward a better world. Speculative fiction novels in particular can work to promote and protect rights in a variety of ways. 

June 1, 2023

Transgender people all over the United States are under attack. More than 700 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in dozens of state legislatures all over the United States this year. By denying transgender individuals their basic human dignity, inciting hate, and promoting legal discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals, supporters of anti-trans legislation are  promoting human rights violations.