Human rights have no borders or boundaries. They are the global language of the world.
Our approach is interdisciplinary, with the theory and practice of human rights embedded in our work. Join our thriving community of expert staff, students and graduates who have global impact. Our current students are helping human rights organisations harness the power of social media by taking part in Digital Verification Corps, a new global initiative coordinated by Amnesty International.
At Essex we are concerned with confronting and overcoming oppression and discrimination around the world. We enjoy a worldwide reputation for research, teaching and practice, and our pioneering staff have held prestigious positions within the UN and other international organisations.
Our research community encompasses internationally renowned scholars whose work ranges from research into the philosophical and normative bases of human rights, through to more practically-oriented interests in the legal, political and sociological application of human rights.
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