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Programme for Studies
on Human Rights in Context

Our Research Vision & Topics

Meet the Research Team

Our Books and Articles

Overview of our Courses

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We are hiring no less than 5 researchers!

If you want to join our work on human rights, this is the time. Human Rights in Context is hiring 3 PhDs researchers (full-time), 1 Researcher (15%) and 1 Academic Assistant (full-time). Applications by August and October. More info here



We are delighted to announce our forthcoming book


Human Rights Behind Bars: Tracing Vulnerability in Prison Populations Across Continents  from a Multidisciplinary 

perspective, Clara Burbano-Herrera and Yves Haeck (eds), Springer, 2022. 

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

  • Expert Workshop 'Human Rights in Context'
    13 Dec, 08:00 – 15 Dec, 18:00
    Online event
  • Expert Lecture: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights from a Human Rights Perspective
    12 Jul, 12:00 – 15 Jul, 12:00
    Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
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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