International Human Rights Organization
Welcome to the International Human Rights Organization!
The International Human Rights Organization’s (IHRO) mission is to increase awareness, educate others, and actively work to decrease human rights violation in our community and around the world. IHRO hosts many events throughout the school year including documentary nights with guest speakers from topics that have ranged from human trafficking to preventing sexual assault on campus to raising awareness about LGBTQA individuals in Cameroon. IHRO has organized tours to the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks to learn about the violence happening in our community in Grand Forks and what the Center is doing to help survivors of domestic violence. IHRO has partnered with Amnesty International with their “Write for Rights” campaign where we encouraged fellow colleagues at the law school to take a minute to write a letter to convince government officials in Turkey to release people imprisoned for expressing their opinion, support human rights defenders, stop torture, commute death sentences, and end other human rights abuses.
There are no fees to join IHRO and all currently enrolled students of UND are eligible for membership, as are all faculty and staff at the University of North Dakota. Interested members of the community are also welcome to join. Please like visit our Facebook page to keep up to date on organization events.
President - Cassandra Frederickson
Vice President - Nicole Hoefs
Secretary - Robin Johansen
Treasurer - Anthony Saccocio
Public Relations Officer - TBD
3L Rep - Courtney Bagnell Morehead
2L Rep - Justine Hesselbart
1L Rep - TBD
Faculty advisor - Professor Julia Ernst