Mission Statement

The Lab’s social justice mission is to track and monitor ongoing humanitarian, environmental and socio-political crises throughout the Americas by using open source investigative methods to achieve accountability for communities adversely affected by human rights violations and to promote justice. Learn more.

Join Us at the Lab!

Students are accepted into the Lab in Spring quarter for the following academic year. We accept students in any major, in all divisions. We also accept graduate students. Learn More.

Applications are now open. Deadline: May 6, 2022.

"My time as a student researcher at UC Santa Cruz's Human Rights Investigation Lab has been inspirational."
-Undergraduate student

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With donations from supporters like you, the Lab can continue to train the next generation of human rights investigators at UC Santa Cruz, launching them into new career fields in public interest technology, human rights research, journalism, academia, and the law. Support us today!