The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center trains and assists the work of human rights professionals and volunteers through five primary programs:
1. Applied Human Rights Research;
3. Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship Program, Humphrey Human Rights and Law Fellowships, and other Field/Training Opportunities;
4. University of Minnesota Human Rights Library; and
5. Learning Communities and Partnerships.
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library houses one of the largest collections of more than sixty thousand core human rights documents, including several hundred human rights treaties and other primary international human rights instruments. The site also provides access to more than four thousands links and a unique search device for multiple human rights sites. This comprehensive research tool is accessed by more than a 250,000 students, scholars, educators, and human rights advocates monthly from over 150 countries around the world. Documents are available in nine languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.