We are one of the oldest academic human rights centres in the world and enjoy a global reputation
as a leader in the field of human rights research, practice, and education.
We bring together over 80 academic staff from 11 departments
who are prominent scholars in human rights and advise and act on behalf of governments, NGOs, national and
regional human rights bodies, and international organisations such as the United Nations. Our
research and practice-led education, and the
high calibre of our students produces consistently high graduate employment rates. Many alumni now work in human rights leadership positions
throughout the world.
- Awarded the
Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2010 in recognition of our work in advancing global human rights
- Excellence in human rights theory and practice central to our research and education
- Vibrant and committed research community offering unparalleled range of human rights expertise across disciplines
About our Centre
Find out more about our Human Rights Centre and hear some of our most notable human rights practitioners and
researchers explore what makes the Centre a world-leading institution, relied upon for its expertise by international organisations including the UN.
Our ground-breaking research clusters address issues from children and armed conflict, freedom of expression,
and indigenous peoples to trafficking and prisoners' rights. Our clusters reflect our world-class reputation for human rights research and practice.
Our Human Rights Centre runs a wide range of events throughout the year. Find out more about events such as our speaker series, lunchtime seminars, film
screenings, or social events.