What is New

Call for Applications Sustainable Development and Global Justice (SUSTJUTSICE) Postgraduate Programme: The University of Antwerp Law Faculty’s Law and Development Research Group will be running a post-graduate certificate programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE) from February to May 2024. SUSTJUSTICE offers a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group, combining its primary focus on law with an interdisciplinary approach that considers the complex nature of the topic. The programme embraces diversity. It has attracted a diverse student body, with participants from around the globe. It also provides a diverse teaching team, including leading experts from the North and South who discuss salient features of their disciplines and encourage students to reflect upon critical challenges in sustainable development and global justice. The deadline for application is December 23 2023, 23h59 (GMT +2).  

Call for Proposals Louis Bruyns Scholarship: For 2024, UCSIA finances a scholarship for a PhD student at a university in the Global South, who wants to spend a period at the University of Antwerp under the supervision of an entitled UAntwerp academic staff member. During his/her stay at UAntwerp, the student will also co-organize a public event on a topic of concern for the Global South, in line with UCSIA’s theme of solidarity in Europe and the World. The scholarship consists of a monthly allowance of 1750 euro for a maximum duration of 10 months (starting at the latest on the 1 October 2024) and travel costs.

Call for Applications Institute for Human Rights, Abo Akademi University:  The Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) invites applications for short-term research mobility (1–4 weeks) in 2024. The objectives of the mobility program are to promote research collaboration between researchers at ÅAU and partner universities, to develop new and deepen existing research and development initiatives, and to support the internationalisation of research training in human rights. The call is targeted at scholars on different academic levels (Professors, Postdoctoral researchers, and doctoral candidates). Priority is given to scholars in law, or scholars from other disciplines with an interest in law as a social and/or cultural phenomenon.


Call for Contributions: European Yearbook on Human Rights 2024

The European Yearbook on Human Rights is shedding light on current human rights topics of concern and the most pressing issues that impair human rights protection, the rule of law and democracy in Europe and beyond. The Yearbook is edited by Philip Czech (Austriann Institute for Human Rights, University of Salzburg), Lisa Heschl and Gerd Oberleitner (both European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, University of Graz), Karin Lukas (Department of Legal Studies, Central European University) and Manfred Nowak (Global Campus of Human Rights). It is published by Intersentia and all contributions are subject to a double-blind review process ensuring the highest academic standards. Submissions are welcomed concerning human rights developments within the major European institutions namely the EU, the CoE and the OSCE. Articles concerning a topic not related to one of the aforementioned institutions but dealing with current and topical human rights developments will be taken into consideration as well. Authors will be invited to submit full contributions based on an abstract (max 500 words) that should be sent by 20 December 2023. Abstracts should be submitted with a short bio to lisa.heschl@uni-graz.at. The deadline for submitting the manuscript is end of March 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 Application: Certificate of Advanced Studies in Responsible Business Conduct (CAS RBC) at the University of Zurich.

The Centre for Human Rights of the University of Zurich is introducing the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Responsible Business Conduct. The programme provides an overview of the content of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct, the leading international standard, and outlines the obligations arising from EU legislation on due diligence. The certificate is designed for business professionals, as well as employees of non-profit organizations and public authorities, regardless of their location. It is therefore conducted in English and entirely online. The CAS RBC runs from February 2024 to June 2024, with classes held on Fridays and Saturdays. Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will receive the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Responsible Business Conduct from the University of Zurich. The registration deadline is December 7, 2023. The number of participants is limited.

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 12 to 14 September 2024. A call for papers will be circulated in December 2023. 

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