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Programme for Studies
on Human Rights in Context

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Yves Haeck's UGent Moot Court Team, consisting of Mariam Vandenberghe, Wout Platteau, Nel De Backer and Iris Vanheule, coached by the brilliant Hanne Ollevier, Aurélie Van Baelen and Martijn Vermeersch, for reaching the semi-finals on the Inter-American HRs Moot Court Competition, thereby also winning the Prize for the Best memorial and the Best oralists for the victims in English! 



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. 

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Summer School ‘Human Rights & Persons Deprived of Liberty’ 

Successful candidates were already informed of their place. Our Summer School will take place from Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 July 2022. We are looking forward to meeting you all in July!


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Postdoctoral Grants

Our warmest congratulations to Dr Alessandra Cuppini and Dr Gustavo Prieto for having obtained a Postdoctoral scholarship grant from the FWO. We are happy to have both of you on our Human Rights in Context team.

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 & Prisons
    05 Jul, 14:00 CEST – 08 Jul, 17:00 CEST
    Summer school
  • Expert Workshop 'Human Rights Behind Bars'
    13 Dec, 08:00 – 15 Dec, 18:00
    Online event
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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