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Human and Civil Rights

Social work’s core principle of human dignity and worth fuels our commitment to the protection and expansion of human and civil rights nationally and internationally. Analysis of policies, documentation of systemic violations, and examination of the dynamics behind discrimination and oppression are just a few of the various approaches employed by our scholars that provide insight on the causes of inequality and also inform effective efforts to make positive social change.

The titles below link to summaries of research findings that are relevant to human and civil rights, with take-home messages for social work practice.


  1. Human rights practice in social work: A U.S. social worker looks to Brazil for leadership.
  2. Meeting the civil legal needs of low-income Marylanders: An evaluation of a Judicare pilot