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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

Latest news

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Our Director Prof Dr Clara Burbano Herrera awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant! The Human Rights in Context team warmly congratulates Prof Burbano for this academic achievement. 

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Applications are closed now!

Summer School ‘Human Rights & Persons Deprived of Liberty’. 

Successful candidates will be informed of their place on Monday 16 May 2022.

The summer course will take place from Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 July 2022. More information here


Our students pleaded before a jury of diplomats at UNESCO in Paris, in preparation for their participation in the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition. Many thanks to the Permanent Delegation of Belgium to UNESCO for this unforgettable experience. The event took place on 10 May in Paris (France).


We are delighted to announce our forthcoming book 'Human Rights Behind Bars: Tracing vulnerability in prison populations 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

  • SUMMER SCHOOL: Human Rights and Prisons
    05 Jul, 14:00 CEST – 08 Jul, 17:00 CEST
    Summer school
    29 Apr, 14:30 – 17:30 CEST
    International Francqui Chair Prof dr David Scheffer Seminar on ‘The responsibility of non-state actors in the case of atrocity crimes. Chairs: Prof Dr Yves Haeck and Prof Dr Tom Ruys
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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