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Programme for Studies
on Human Rights in Context

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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 

Upcoming Events

  • Human Rights Week
    Gent University Campus Aula
    06 Dec, 08:00 – 10 Dec, 19:00
    Gent University Campus Aula, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Gent, Belgium
  • Intensive Course: Prisons and Human Rights
    Gent University
    18 Jan 2022, 09:00 – 21 Jan 2022, 17:00
    Gent University, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Gent, Belgium
  • Expert Workshop "Captured by the Past: Monuments-Conflict-Law"
    21 Jan 2022, 08:00 – 12:00
  • Expert Workshop 'Human Rights Behind Bars'
    Ghent University
    24 Jan 2022, 08:00 – 28 Jan 2022, 18:00
    Ghent University, Universiteitstraat, 9000 Gent, België
Adult Students

Human Rights
Courses and Traineeships

An extensive list of the top LLM, MA, and MSc Human Rights programmes, Short Human Rights courses, and Summer Schools in Europe.

About Us

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.


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