Human Rights Law Centre

Research Units

Our six research units conduct ground-breaking research. Their collective expertise encompasses issues at the cutting edge of human rights law and their activities have shaped policy and thinking around human rights.

Current research areas include the promotion and protection of human rights in conflict and post-conflict situations, UN treaty body reform, transitional justice, the International Criminal Court, economic, social and cultural rights, human rights, trade and business, forced migration, and the European Convention on Human Rights.

Our units reflect and define Human Rights Law Centre expertise, which is promoted by the centre through short courses and training, publications and student activities. Please explore our unit pages for their expertise, key projects, publications and core staff:

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Business, Trade and Human Rights Unit

The Unit is concerned with the human rights implications of trade and investments involving the activities of multinational corporations and other business enterprises.

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Economic and Social Rights Unit

The Economic and Social Rights Unit works on broad range of issues, including health, disability, children's rights, housing and social welfare, and public finance.

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European Human Rights Law Unit

The European Human Rights Law Unit works on European human rights law. Key projects include the UK Fundamental Rights Reports for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.




Human Rights Law Centre

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

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