2017 Dodd Prize



The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center is proud to announce the internationally renowned human rights organization

Physicians for Human Rights

as the winner of the 2017 Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights.


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Award Ceremony


Dodd Prize Bust Please Join

Susan Herbst, President of the University of Connecticut


The Honorable Christopher J. Dodd

to award the 2017 Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights to


Physicians for Human Rights


Thursday, November 2, 2017
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Konover Auditorium
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
University of Connecticut, Storrs


Reception to Follow

Free and Open to the Public

For more information, or to RSVP contact University Events & Conference Services at rsvp@uconn.edu or 860.486.1038



About Physicians for Human Rights

Since 1986, Physicians for Human Rights has used medicine and science to document and ultimately prevent mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.  They are fearless allies of the most vulnerable victims of abuse, tirelessly defending human rights on the ground in dangerous conflict zones, in the courtroom helping to hold perpetrators accountable, and in the public spheres advocating for policies that protect the dignity of all.


The pioneering efforts of Physicians for Human Rights has brought doctors, scientists, and other health professionals onto the frontlines of human rights protection and promotion, using forensic science, clinical medicine, and public health research to document torture, systematic abuse, and other crimes against humanity, as well as train and empower health professionals globally to investigate and prevent human rights violations.  Their work has contributed to convictions for war crimes, torture, and extrajudicial killings, and helped to establish key professional standards for documenting abuses and new international legal norms for protecting rights.  Combining courage, tenacity, and innovation, Physicians for Human Rights is a true leader in the global human rights movement.



Watch the video: Physicians for Human Rights: A Snapshot of Our Work Around the World


Read more about Physicians for Human Rights


For media inquires, contact Tom Breen at tom.breen@uconn.edu or 860.486.0890.

All other inquires, contact the Dodd Center at doddcenter@uconn.edu or 860.486.5131.

An exterior view of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on June 21, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)