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. 


Now Accepting Abstracts for AHRI 2023

The deadline for Abstracts has been extended to MAY 15, 2023 

Please submit an abstract of 500 words to

Along with the abstract please include 

– the authors name and affiliation ( s) 

– contact details, including email address and phone number

– a short bio

FollowAHRI Call for Papers, for the full call


AHRI partners with the Graphix Project

The mission of the Graphix Project (GP) is to collaborate to develop open sourced, multi-lingual human rights education materials available free to activists and partners world-wide in 2023. GP is developing an interactive online platform and a graphic history of human rights book.

The GP invites AHRI member institutes and affiliated researchers to:

  •    Act as project advisors, informing final project design and implementation

  • Contribute to data gathering over the next 6 months, as interviewers or interviewee. 

  • Work with the GP team to explore scope for the project outputs (including interactive online platform) to be integrated in their educational curricula

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and visit the website to stay up to date with more information about the Graphix Project. Further information will also be shared with member institutes by the Secretariat. 

To learn more about the Graphix Project, click the link below.

Latest News

  • Nordic Journal of Human Rights celebrates its 40-year anniversary this November!  To mark the occasion the Journal has issued a celebratory special issue on “The Future of Human Rights”. The issue connects the 40-year legacy of the journal with the challenges and opportunities for human rights in the future and covers a wide variety of thematic issues and geographic contexts. It contains 13 scientific articles, 3 book reviews and an editorial. 
    The special issue can be accessed using the link, here.

  • The First Regional Conference on Academic Freedom in the Americas, organized by the Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas (CAFA), took place on November 10-11 in Monterrey, Mexico. This was a joint initiative from Scholars at Risk, the Universidad de Monterrey and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa. 
  • AHRI has issued a statement on the Russian invason of Ukraine. Read the full statement in English, Spanish, Russian, Ukranian and Greek, here
  • The 2023 AHRI Conference will be hosted by Pedro Aruppe Human Rights Institute. More information to follow.

For more of our Member Institutes News and Calls visit our News page.