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:
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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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.
The project was granted GCRF funding to start in June 2019. Researchers from HRLC and Kabarak Law School comparatively examine the socio-legal implications of two infrastructural projects impacting the marine cultural heritage in Kenya and Madagascar.
HRLC has been the national contractor for the United Kingdom for FRANET, the FRA's multi-disciplinary research network, since its creation in 2011. HRLC provides data collection and research services on fundamental rights issues in the United Kingdom for the Agency.
The project started in 2017 and seeks to analyse and critique the Council of Europe procedures for the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and the remedial steps taken by States found by the Court to be in breach of the Convention.
The series address the EU’s response to the European refugee ‘crisis’ and its increasingly intensified approach to the external dimensions of its migration policy and respond to further developments in these areas.
HRLC International Criminal Justice Unit is involved in the development and maintenance of two International Criminal Justice databases widely cited as references by professionals and academics.
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