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RSS feed of this listing The UC Davis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas (CSHRA) is an academic initiative for the comprehensive study of human rights across the American continent. Its mission is to gather information about human rights in our hemisphere, interpret it from interdisciplinary perspectives, develop appropriate legal instruments, create relevant curricula, and enhance human rights in the Americas through enlightened action. CSHRA was founded in the Spring of 2005 through a generous grant from the UCDavis Committee on Research. It was also awarded a three-year grant by the University of California Office of the President in the Fall of 2007. CSHRA is housed within the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at the University of California at Davis. Currently, CSHRA is carrying out two research projects: