Programme for Studies
on Human Rights in Context
Very pleased to see the publication our latest book!
The book "Human Rights Behind Bars: tracing vulnerability in prison populations from a multidisciplinary perspective" edited by Profs Yves Haeck and Clara Burbano Herrera has been published. Our gratitude to all the authors who shared their experiences and views regarding prisons. More here
We are delighted to announce our monthly talks
Human Rights in Context Team will meet every month with researchers of Ghent University and beyond to talk about Human Rights in Latin-America. We would like to thank Prof Clara Burbano Herrera and PhD student Mario Andres Torres for this great initiative!
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1
Our research vision is to conduct studies on the promotion, advancement, and respect of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. We reflect on how international human rights bodies function, and how to inspire better interaction between domestic and international law within its wider social and political context.
The programme is embedded within the Faculty of Law and Criminology and the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University.