Association of Human Rights Institutes

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Member Institutions

AHRI currently consists of 80 member institutions. Please visit their home pages for information about their institutional activities

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The AHRI conference is where member institutions gather to coordinate and plan their research through working group seminars and to discuss current issues in defined research areas.

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The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), is a network of over 80 (and growing) member institutes that carries out research and educational activities in the field of human rights. The member institutes are from over 30 different countries spanning all continents. AHRI’s objective is to bring together human rights researchers from across the disciplines, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and collaboration, and to promote research, education and discussion in the field of human rights. AHRI is supportive of PhD researchers and the facilitation of exchange between the different member institutes.

A selection of recent books published by members of the AHRI network can be found by following the link below. 


AHRI 2024

AHRI Conference 2024 will be hosted by Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian law at Lund University, Sweden. The conference will be held from 13-14 September 2024. Further details about conference participation, paper proposals submission and panel proposals submission can be found in the call for papers
For more information, visit the conference website.

AHRI 2023

AHRI 2023, Human Rights Defenders Under Siege, was a success. Check out the conference page for more by using the link below. 

Bilbao AHRI 2023


Latest News


  • Call for Papers: Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) 2024

The Annual Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) in 2024 will focus on “Human Rights in a Polarized World – Realizing Human Rights in the Green and Just Transition.” The conference will take place in Lund, Sweden, from September 13-14, 2024, and will be jointly organized between the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), the Faculty of Law of Lund University (LU), together with the Lund University’s profile area on Human Rights, and the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI). Proposals for papers and panel discussions engaging human rights scholarship in conversation with all disciplines and methodologies relevant for the social, economic, political, and environmental transitions are welcomed. The deadline for submission for both paper proposals and panel discussions is 15 March 2024, further details about the conference can be found here.


  • Call for Applications: Summer Program on Advanced Studies of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law invites applications for its 2024 summer school on advanced studies on human rights and humanitarian law which will hold from 27 May – 14 June 2024. The Program offers a broad spectrum of classes taught by over 40+ world-renowned faculty members in both English and Spanish over the course of three intensive weeks. Participants with a law degree and non-lawyers with a strong interest and tracked experience in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law are welcomed to apply. Through this Program, the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides the unique opportunity to learn and engage with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs and Committee members of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, experts from prominent NGOs, and professors from all over the world. Deadline for application is 1 May 2024, find out more here


  • Call for Applications: Bonavero Institute Student Fellowships 

The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford invites application for its Student Fellowships. The aim of the Bonavero Student Fellowships programme is to provide opportunities for students to apply and improve their knowledge of human rights law and to obtain a valuable platform to develop careers in this field. Students will have the opportunity to work with a range of organisations working in the field of human rights law, including the rule of law. These, among others, include senior appellate courts, world-leading NGOs and research institutions. The Student Fellowships Programme gives our students a chance to explore their professional options in a variety of otherwise unpaid placements, both within the UK and across the world. Deadline for application is 19 May 2024, find out more here.


  • Call for Abstracts: Human Rights and Northern Ireland Workshop 

The Human Rights Centre at Queen’s University Belfast and the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge will co-host a workshop in the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast on Friday 27 September 2024. The Workshop will be held in conjunction with the European Human Rights Law Review and co-organised by members of the Editorial team. Workshop participants are invited to propose papers on Human Rights and Northern Ireland, which may be broadly construed to encompass the following non-exhaustive list of topics: Post-Brexit human rights protection, including by way of the “dedicated mechanism; The legacy of “the troubles” and the role of human rights litigation; The pursuit of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland; Reproductive rights and freedoms; Journalists’ rights and freedoms; Religious rights and freedoms; LGBT+ rights and freedoms. These topics are wholly illustrative, the organisers would welcome abstracts on any topic within the theme of the Workshop broadly construed. To propose a paper, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words by 29 February 2024, find out more here.






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