Human Rights Law Centre

European Human Rights Law Unit

Our European human rights law unit undertakes research, teaching, training and consultancy work on European human rights law, and arranges conferences and workshops on European human rights issues.

The unit focuses on the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Social Charter, the European Torture Convention, the European Framework Convention for the Protection of Minorities and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. It covers both the international systems that operate these instruments and their implementation at the national level.

Opportunities are also provided to students and graduates of the University of Nottingham through the HRLC’s internships and student assistant programmes. Through these programmes students support the work of the unit as well as gaining valuable transferable skills and increasing their experience within a human rights field.


Unit Head

Jeff Kenner, Professor of European Law

Unit researchers




Explore a selection of our past projects here:


Publications, news and events

As one of the six research units within the HRLC, you can find all our unit publications, news and events on the publications, news and events pages.



Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 846 8506