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Welcome at the Research Centre Human Rights

The inter-disciplinary 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.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights

The application deadline for the international, interdisciplinary, practice-oriented Master's programme Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights has been extended to 01 May 2016.

To apply for the Master's programme and more information please visit the website Opens external link in new windowhttp://humanrights.univie.ac.at or download the Initiates file downloadflyer.

We aim at providing you with the scientific knowledge and the practical skills to work as a human rights expert. We seek to promote an academic and social environment that in its diversity is integral to the educational purposes of the institution, by engaging in team building exercises, study trips and workshops while cultivating an open culture of communication.



HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Saving the world with art?

WHEN: 19. May 2016, 19:00 

WHERE: Dachgeschoß Juridicum (Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna)

The last event of the semester will deal with the question of the political role of artists and their influence on societal changes. Does this role have an increased relevance in the current political climate? Do we need artists to save the world?     Opens internal link in current windowread more



CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: Watchers of the Sky

WHEN: 12. May 2016, 19:00 

WHERE: Topkino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna)

Edet Belzberg // USA , Netherlands, , , // Documentary // 2014 // 114 min // Original (English)

Watchers of the Sky interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin – the man who created the term “genocide,” and believed that the law could protect the world against mass atrocities. Opens internal link in current windowRead more



Research Centre Human Rights

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A-1090 Vienna

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