Founding History

AHRI was established in 2000 at a founding meeting in Iceland hosted by the Icelandic Human Rights Centre. 

All active European academic human rights institutes were invited to join and the following founding members met in Iceland: 

  • Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR), Faculty of Law, University of Oslo 
  • Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University 
  • Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 
  • Danish Institute for Human Rights 
  • Icelandic Human Rights Center 
  • Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) 
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights