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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.

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.

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.


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.

AHRI Announces Collaboration 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. Through a partnership agreement, AHRI has committed to assisting GP’s human rights research and advocacy by sharing opportunities to get involved with the project amongst the AHRI Network. 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 Contribute to effective implementation by disseminating the Project findings/outputs Work with the GP team to explore scope for the project outputs (including interactive online platform) to be integrated in their educational curricula. Learn more about the Graphix Project by following the link below.

AHRI has released a statement on Russian Aggression against Ukraine. You can read the statement in English, Greek, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian using the links below.

Call for Participation: Academy and Conference on Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels Accountability in Action. 

The International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO, and the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at the University of Graz, Austria, invite you to attend a multi-day online Academy and Conference “Human Rights Go Local: What Works” from February 5-8 2024. The event is co-organized with UNESCO, UN-Habitat, OHCHR, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the African Local Governments Academy of UCLG-Africa, the Austrian Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs, the Federal Province of Styria, the City of Graz, and the University of Graz. It offers the possibility to exchange with local authorities and human rights experts from across the globe. Participation is welcomed from  representatives of local governments (policy-making, public administration), city networks, and intermediaries, such as human rights professionals and practitioners working in all relevant sectors (eg. think tanks, academia, civil society, and international or regional organisations). Deadline for registration is 10 January 2024.

HAKI Journal of Human Rights is an annual peer-reviewed academic journal that seeks to provide researchers, scholars and human rights practitioners with a platform for engaging in human rights theory, practice and advocacy. The journal’s general aim is to broaden the study and practice of human rights by fostering a critical re-examination of existing approaches from an Afrocentric perspective through discussions on themes on the universal theory and practice of human rights.The Journal invites analytically rigorous papers, articles, comments on cases, legislation, policies and book reviews pertaining to various themes in Human Rights in Kenya. For more information click the link below.

AHRI Conference

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 to 14 September 2024. Click here to access the call for papers.


For more information, visit the conference website

AHRI Conference 2025 will be hosted by the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights in Peru. More details to follow.