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. 


2022 AHRI Conference

The AHRI 2022 conference is organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa, in collaboration with the Center for Human Rights Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States, and the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI). 

The theme for the 2022 conference is ‘ Human Rights and Technology’ and will be held September 2-3, 2022.

We have only highlighted a few issues that technological developments pose to human rights now and in the future.

Deadline for submission of abstracts and panel suggestions has now been extended to April 15, 2022. 

Registration is now open- Register here! 

Follow the link below to see the full program.



Latest News

  • University of Padua, Antonio Papisca, Human Rights Center has issued a call for papers for their November conference: The Consequences of War and their Interdependence. Bringing Human Security Back to the Global Political Agenda. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2022. Click here for the full call.

  • The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, the EU’s independent body specifically tasked to deal with fundamental rights, is currently looking for new members of its  Scientific Committee. The call for the expression of interest is available in the EU Official Journal. Click here for more information.  

  • AHRI has issued a statement on the Russian invason of Ukraine. Read the full statement in English, Spanish, Russian, Ukranian and Greek, here
  • The 2022  AHRI Conference program us now live. The conference will be hosted by the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Click here for the full program. AHRI 2022 programme rev
  • The 2023 AHRI Conference will be hosted by Pedro Aruppe Human Rights Institute. More information to follow. 
  • Book Publication: 

    A book has just been published, co-edited by Stéphanie Lagoutte, Sébastien Lorion and Steven Jensen of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, which originally spurred from two panels organised at the 2018 AHRI Conference held in Edinburgh! Find out more here