Welcome to our Human Rights Centre. We are one of the oldest academic human rights
centres in the world and one of the most prestigious and highly-regarded, awarded the Queen’s
Alongside teaching and research, our academic staff have held, and continue
to hold, key positions in the UN human rights and development fields.
Why we are special
- We established the UK’s first postgraduate course in international human rights
- A suite of undergraduate human rights courses and research opportunities
- Almost 2,000 Essex human rights’ graduates now work around the globe
- Academic staff of international standing both within academia and within the global human
Our Human Rights Centre has a worldwide reputation for research excellence.
In February 2010, we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in recognition of our research, teaching and practice in advancing human
rights across the globe.
Human rights practice
We put our teaching and research into practice, maintaining close links with the United Nations Office
for the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and international and national NGOs. As a student with us, you are
taught, supported and supervised by respected and professional world leaders.
News and events
Our news and events page tells you all about the latest news and most recent research and practice from within our Centre,
as well as outlining all the events and activities that will shortly be taking place.