Uppsala University: Newly started research network on human rights


In 2021, CIRCUS (Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society) decided to initiate the Uppsala Human Rights Research Network. This network is for the researchers at the university who conduct research on human rights. It is multidisciplinary and open to everyone who works at Uppsala University.

The network aims to highlight and further develop existing research on legal, ethical, philosophical and political perspectives on human rights and link it to current issues such as threats to rights, the different status of rights for different groups, the theoretical basis of rights and how rights can be demanded and implemented.

In order to do this, relevant researchers will gather around a variety of activities. The network wants to create new contacts, meeting places and conversations that promote research and in-depth study for the network’s members, for the university, and for society. The idea is also to create the conditions for joint applications to establish new research environments or programmes in the longer term.

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