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. 


AHRI 2023

AHRI 2023, Human Rights Defenders Under Siege, was a success. Check out the conference page for more by using the link below. 

Bilbao AHRI 2023



AHRI 2024

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. 

Latest News

  • 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 The deadline for submitting the manuscript is end of March 2024. Find out more here.


  • 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. For more information visit


  • Call for Chapters: Artificial Intelligence and International Human Rights Law: Developing Standards for a Changing World

The book entitled “Artificial Intelligence and International Human Rights Law: Developing Standards for a Changing World” will be published in 2024 by Edward Elgar Publishing. It explores how selected international organizations responded to the challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence (AI) for human rights. The call concerns a multi-authored monograph co-edited by Prof. Michał Balcerzak (Associate professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Political Science and Security Studies and University of Szczecin, Faculty of Law and Administration, Vice-Chairperson, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination) and Dr. Julia Kapelańska-Pręgowska at Nicolaus Copernicus University. Chapter proposals are welcomed from interested authors as soon as possible, preferably by November 30th. For interested authors, kindly forward your questions and proposals to


  • 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 23rd 2023 , 23h59 (GMT +2). Find out more here 


  • 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. Find out more here


  • 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. Find out more her


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