IHRLI is one of a small number of academically based human rights centers that link scholarship and educational activities with the design and management of human rights programs throughout the world. Since its founding in 1990, IHRLI has received over $28 million in support through over 80 grants from private foundations, inter-governmental organizations, and government agencies. IHRLI has created projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Central Asia covering diverse subjects including international criminal law, indigenous rights, gender justice, trafficking and post-conflict justice. Specific projects produce policy oriented research, engage in large scale human rights documentation and analysis, train grassroots organizations in human rights advocacy and provide capacity building for judges, lawyers and others. These projects create links between DePaul University and the United Nations, regional human rights institutions, foreign universities, NGOs and international organizations connecting DePaul faculty, staff and students with partners around the world.
- Public Awareness Project
- Enforcement Mechanisms Project
- International Economic Development and the Promotion of Human Rights: Finding Harmony and Measuring Progress to Achieve Human Development