Human Rights Law Centre

FRAME: Fostering Human Rights Among European (Internal and External) Policies




Core staff:


May 2013 - ongoing


European Human Rights Law

Professor Jeffrey Kenner, Professor Mary Footer, Professor Aoife Nolan, Dr Stuart Wallace (from September 2014), Petr Pribyla (until August 2014)

The European Commission


FRAME is a large-scale, multi-disciplinary research project on Fostering Human Rights Among European (Internal and External) Policies. The project is coordinated by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and involves a consortium of 19 partners in Europe and worldwide. The project's aim is to understand the challenges and opportunities for the EU's human rights engagement and to recommend policies and tools that ensure these challenges are overcome and opportunities are seized in an optimal manner.

The research will be around four clusters. Each cluster will cover one broad theme: 'factors', 'actors', 'policies' and 'tools'. Nottingham will be co-ordinating the second cluster on 'actors' ie. EU Multi-Level and Multi-Actor Human Rights Engagement. The cluster combines four main areas of research (work packages):

  • Engagement with UN/Regional Multilateral Organisations - led by Adam Mickiewicz University and the Poznan Human Rights Centre
  • Regional Partnership and Bilateral Cooperation - Eötvös Loránad University 
  • Engagement with Private Actors, TNCs and Civil Society - HRLC
  • Coherence Among EU Institutions and Member States - University College Dublin


Human Rights Law Centre

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

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