Research Centre Human Rights

Logo Forschungszentrum Menschenrechte

The interdisciplinary research centre "Human Rights" was established as a subunit of the Faculty of Law at the University of Vienna in May 2014. The research centre succeeds the research platform "Human Rights in the European Context" after a six‐year period of successful interdisciplinary research in the field of human rights.

The research centre assembled academics of numerous departments of five faculties (Faculty of Law, Faculty of Catholic Theology, Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences) of the University of Vienna. It cooperated closely with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.

The research centre, which was led by Univ.-Prof. Manfred Nowak (Department of European, International and Comparative Law), had the ambition to establish itself as a centre of competence for innovative and interdisciplinary research identifying the most important challenges of human rights developments. The research centre expired at the end of June 2018.

Members:

Former Head:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manfred Nowak, LL.M., Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and Department of European, International and Comparative Law

Former Deputy Head:

Assoz.-Prof. MMag. Dr. Christina Binder, E.MA, Department of European, International and Comparative Law

Former Members of the Faculty of Social Sciences:

Univ.-Ass. MMag. Dr. Ilker Atac, Department of Political Science
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Bw. Dr. Ulrich Brand, Department of Political Science
ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christoph Reinprecht, Department of Sociology
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sieglinde Rosenberger, Department of Political Science
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Sauer, Department of Political Science
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfram Schaffar, Department of Political Science and Department of Development Studies