Human Rights Law Centre


The Human Rights Law Centre conducts leading research in the field of human rights. HRLC staff and members offer expertise in a variety of research areas relevant to human rights.

HRLC is open to forming research partnerships with individuals and institutions across Europe and beyond, either in response to calls for proposals or on a long-term basis. Current and recent high-profile research projects include:

  • data collection and research services on fundamental rights issues in the UK for the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
  • the Forced Migration Unit's Policy Brief Series, discussing the nexus between EU development policies and EU migration policies, and their broader legal and political implications
  • the design, creation and maintenance of the National Implementing Legislation Database (NILD) of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court, a tool within the ICC Legal Tools project
  • the design, creation and maintenance of the Cooperation and Judicial Assistance Database (CJAD), an add-on to NILD developed within the Case Matrix Network Knowledge Hub


Led by Prof Aoife Nolan, the 3-year project will deepen practice & research collaboration synergies between academic & advocacy partners in the area of child rights strategic litigation.

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Life Imprisonment Worldwide

Led by Nottingham Research Fellow Dr Catherine Appleton, this 2-year project is supported by HRLC. It seeks to revisit and update the study Life Imprisonment: A Global Human Rights Analysis.




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Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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