The UNESCO Chair in Human Rights is engaged in many research fields, most importantly in the humanities, the social sciences and law.

Objectives and commitments

  • contribute to the institutional development of the Observatory of Human Rights, which aims to serve as a centre of research and reflection on the subject
  • create synergies among the various actors in civil society and within the university involved in the field of human rights
  • supervise and provide support for PhD students in the fields of human rights


  • European Governance Programme (Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education)
  • Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC)
  • Research Unit in Law (Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance)