Member institutions and observers

AHRI currently consists of over 61 member institutions. Please visit their home pages for information about their institutional activities.

  1. Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, Serbia

Official representative:
Vesna Petrovic
Email: vesna [at]


  1. Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Official representative:
Prof. Frans Viljoen, Director
Email: frans.viljoen[at]

Administrative contact:
Prof. Magnus Killander
Email: magnus.killander[at]


  1. Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Official representatives:
Dr Damien Short, Director, Human Rights Consortium
Email: damien.short[at]

Dr Corinne Lennox, Associate Director, Human Rights Consortium
Email: corinne.lennox[at]

Administrative contact:
Mehrunnisa Yusuf, Human Rights Consortium Administrator
Email: HRC[at]


  1. Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Official representative:
Dr Margot E Salomon
Email: m.e.salomon[at]

Administrative contact:
Centre Manager Heidi El-Megrisi
Email: H.E.El-Megrisi[at]


  1. Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway

Official representative:
Dr Arne Tostensen
Email: arne.tostensen[at]


  1. Danish Institute for Human Rights, Denmark

Official representative:
Dr. Hans-Otto Sano, Research Director
Email: hosa[at]

Administrative contact:
Lone Groth-Rasmussen
Email: lgr[at]

  1. Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, Finland

Official representative:
Dr. Jarna Petman
Email: jarna.petman[at]

Administrative contact:
Sanna Villikka
Email: intlaw-institute[at]

  1. European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice-Lido, Italy

Official representative:
Prof. Florence Benoit-Rohmer
Email: florence.benoit-rohmer[at]

Administrative contact:
Dr. Elisabetta Noli
Email: elisabetta.noli[at]

  1. European Training- and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Graz, Austria

Official representative:
Prof. Dr. Gerd Oberleitner
Email: gerd.oberleitner[at]

Administrative contact:
Mag. Lisa Heschl
Email: Lisa.Heschl[at]

  1. German Institute for Human Rights, Germany

Official representative:
Prof. Dr. Beate Rudolf
Email: info[at]

Administrative contact:
Karin Jank
Email: jank[at]

  1. Human Rights and Globalization Research Group, University of Seville, Spain

Official representative:
Prof. Dr. Carmen Márquez Carrasco
Email: cmarque[at]

Administrative contact:
Laura Íñigo Álvarez
Email: linigo[at]

  1. Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK

Official representative:
Prof. Lorna McGregor
Email: lmcgreg[at]

  1. Human Rights Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Official representative:
Dr. Luke Moffett
Email: l.moffett[at]

  1. Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham School of Law, UK

Official representative:
Professor Dominic McGoldrick
Email: Dominic.McGoldrick[at]

Administrative contact:
Agnes Flues, HRLC Co-ordinator
E-mail: agnes.flues[at]

  1. UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, University of Luxembourg

Official representative:
Professor Jean-Paul Lehners
Email: jean-paul.lehners[at]

  1. Human Rights Programme at the University of Sydney, Australia

Official representative:
Professor Danielle Celermajer
Email: danielle.celermajer[at]

Administrative contact:
Anna Noonan
Email: anna.noonan[at]

  1. Newcastle Forum for Human Rights and Social Justice, Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom

Official representative:
Dr Elena Katselli, Senior Lecturer in Law, Newcastle Law School
Email: elena.katselli[at]

Administrative contact:
Mrs Suzanne Johnson
E-mail: suzanne.johnson[at]

  1. Icelandic Human Rights Center, Iceland

Official representative and administrative contact:
Margrét Steinarsdóttir, Director for the Icelandic Human Rights Centre,
Email: margret[at]

  1. Human Rights Institute, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland

Official representative and chair of the institute:
Oddný Mjöll Arnardóttir
Email: mhi[at]

  1. Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Official representative:
Elina Pirjatanniemi, Director of the Institute for Human Rights
Email: elina.pirjatanniemi[at]

Administrative contact:
Katarina Frostell
Email: Katarina.frostell[at]

  1. Institute of Human Rights, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Official representative and administrative contact:
Prof. Dr. Koen Lemmens

  1. Institute of Human Rights, University of Latvia

Official representative:
Gita Feldhune
Email: narancs[at]

  1. Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway

Official representative:
Prof. Ray Murphy
Email: ray.murphy[at]

Administrative contact:
Irish Centre for Human Rights
Email: humanrights[at]

  1. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Austria

Official representative:
Fiona Steinert
Email: fiona.steinert[at]

  1. Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, Maastricht University, Faculty of Law, The Netherlands

Official representative:
Ingrid Westendorp
Email: i.westendorp[at]

  1. Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Official representative:
Antoine Buyse
Email: a.c.buyse[at]

  1. Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway

Official representative:
Inga Bostad, Director
Email: inga.bostad[at]

Administrative contact:
Christian Boe Astrup, Senior Advisor
Email: c.b.astrup[at]

  1. Pedro Arrupe Institute of Human Rights, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

Official representative:
Prof. Felipe Gómez Isa
Email: felipe.gomez[at]

  1. Poznan Centre for Human Rights, Polish Academy of Sciences

Official representative:
PhD Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias

Roman Wieruszewski
Email: wieruszewskir[at]

  1. Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund, Sweden

Official representative:
Morten Kjaerum
Email: morten.kjaerum[at]

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen
Email: thomas.gammeltoft[at]

  1. Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights, Bern, Switzerland

Official representative:
Prof. Dr. Jörg Künzli, Director
Email: joerg.kuenzli[at]

Administrative contact:
Lic. rel. int. Marianne Hochuli, Manager (maternity cover until 1 Sept. 2017)
Email: marianne.hochuli[at]

  1. The Research Group Law and Development, University of Antwerpen, Belgium

Official representative:
Prof. Dr. Wouter Vandenhole
Email: wouter.vandenhole[at]

  1. Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia

Official representative:
Prof. George Ulrich
Email: George.Ulrich[at]

Administrative contact:
Laura Emse-Jambuseva
Email: Laura.Emse-Jambuseva[at]

  1. Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, Jordanstown/Magee, UK

Official representative:
Prof. Rory O’Connell
Email: r.oconnell[at]

Administrative contact:
Lisa Thompson
Email: l.thompson[at]

  1. Centre for Human Rights Studies, University of Zurich (UZHR), Switzerland

Official representative:
Prof. Dr. Christine Kaufmann
Email: christine.kaufmann[at]

Administrative contact:
Dr. iur. Gabriela Medici
Email: gabriela.medici[at]

  1. Crucible Centre for Human Rights, Roehampton University, UK

Official representative:
Dr. Darren O’Byrne, Director
Email: D.OByrne[at]

  1. Czech Center for Human Rights and Democratization (CCHRD), Czech Republic

Official representative:
Hubert Smekal
Email: info[at]

  1. The Human Rights Program of the Legal Studies Department, Central European University, Hungary

Official representative:
Dr. Sejal Parmar
Email: ParmarS[at]

  1. Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law, the University of Strathclyde, UK

Official representative:
Dr. Elaine Webster
Email: elaine.webster[at]

  1. Human Rights Implementation Centre, The University of Bristol, UK

Official representative:
Prof. Rachel Murray, Director
Email: Rachel.Murray[at]

Administrative contact:
Suzanne Mills
Email: suzanne.mills[at]

  1. Centre for Human Rights, Ghent University, Belgium

Official representative:
Prof. Dr. Yves Haeck
Email: Yves.Haeck[at]

  1. Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies,  K.U. Leuven, Belgium

Official representative:
Jan Wouters
Email: Jan.Wouters[at]

  1. The Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London, UK

Official representative:
Sally Holt
Email: S.Holt[at]

  1. School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Official representative:
Peter Johansson
Email: peter.johansson[at]

  1. Research Centre Human Rights, University of Vienna

Official representative:
Manfred Nowak
Email: manfred.nowak[at]

Administrative contact:
Isolde Prommer
Email: isolde.prommer[at]

  1. Human Rights Centre, Durham Law School

Official representative:
Alan Greene
Email: alan.greene[at]

  1. Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa

Official representative:
John Packer
Email: John.Packer[at]

Administrative contact:
Viviana Fernandez
Email: Viviana.Fernandez[at]

  1. The European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC)

Official representative:
Roberta Medda-Windischer
Email: Roberta.Medda[at]

  1. Human Rights Research Centre at the Charles University in Prague

Official representative:
Professor Pavel Šturma
Email: sturma[at]

Administrative contact:
Email: vankova[at]

  1. The Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR), the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Official representative:
Professor Karen Busby
Email: Karen.Busby[at]

Administrative contact:
Helen Fallding
Email: fallding[at]

  1. 51. The Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh

Official representative:
Dr Kasey McCall-Smith
Email: kasey.mccall-smith[at]

Administrative contact:
Harriet Cornell
Email: harriet.cornell[at]

Dr Harriet Cornell (on leave until autumn 2017)
Email: Harriet.Cornell[at]

  1. Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Washington College of Law, American University

Official representative:
Professor Claudia Martin
Email: cmartin[at]

Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón
Email: drodrig[at]

Administrative contact:
Email: hracademy[at]

  1. Human Rights Centre of the University of Potsdam, University of Potsdam

Official representative:
Professor Norman Weiß
Email: weiss[at]

Administrative contact:
Mrs. Ullrike Schiller
Email: sekremrz[at]

  1. The Institute of Democracy and Human Rights (IDEHPUCP), Peru

Official representative:
Elizabeth Salmón
Email: esalmon[at]

  1. “Alfredo Vázquez Carrizoza” Institute for Human Rights and Peacebuilding, Bogotá, Colombia

Official representative:
Manuel E. Salamanca, Director
Email: salaman[at]

  1. Human Rights Center at the University of Dayton, Ohio, USA

Official representative:
Camilo Perez-Bustillo
Email: cperezbustillo[at]

  1. UCD Centre for Human Rights, University College, Dublin, Ireland

Official representative:
Suzanne Egan
Email: suzanne.egan[at]

  1. Department of National and Supranational Public Law, University of Milan, Italy

Official representative:
Professor Lorenza Violini
Email: lorenza.violini[at]

  1. Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR), University College Cork, Ireland

Official representative:
Dug Cubie
Email: d.cubie[at]

  1. Helena Kennedy Centre for Internatonal Justice, Sheffield Hallam University, United   Kingdom

           Official representative:
Sital Dhillon
Email: TBC

61. Human Rights Centre, University of Padua

Official representative:
Marco Mascia

Administrative contact:

           Benedetta-Elisa Bixio


  1. European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

           Official representative:
Gabriel N. Toggenburg