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 succeeded 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 director of the Research Centre Manfred Nowak closely worked with the deputy-directors Christina Binder and Hannes Tretter. The Research Centre assembled 15 academics of five faculties of the University of Vienna with the purpose of strengthening the interdisciplinary research on the topic of human rights.

The term of the Research Centre Human Rights ended on 30 June 2018. The BIM will continue the good collaboration with the University of Vienna and will re-define its shape over the coming months.

Link to the Research Centre:

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: The End of Impunity? Opportunities and Limitations of the ICC and International Hybrid Courts

The former ambassador David SCHEFFER (Centre for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law, the first U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues) will give a presentation on his work at the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. This will be followed by a discussion with Manfred NOWAK (Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Professor, University of Vienna) and Renate WINTER (Judge and Chairwoman of the Special Court for Sierra Leone) on the nature of the International Hybrid Courts. The talk will be moderated by the journalist Irene BRICKNER (Der Standard).

Senatssitzungssaal, University of Vienna, Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Wien

HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Zehn Jahre Krieg gegen den Terror: Europäische Sicherheitspolitik und Menschenrechtsschutz nach 9/11

At the event, Walter Feichtinger (Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management), Manfred Nowak (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights; University of Vienna), Heinz Patzelt (Amnesty International Austria) and Rubina Möhring (Reporters without Borders, to be confirmed) discuss the consequences of the "war&qu

Diplomatische Akademie Wien (Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040-Wien)