Human Rights Law Centre

Explore Our Research

We are proud to showcase our research projects and six research units, which are shaped by the leading expertise within the HRLC. We engage with policy makers, international organisations, civil society, practitioners, scholars and the wider international community on human rights issues, and we continually seek to form new partnerships.

Research is at the core of everything that the Centre does.
Professor Aoife Nolan, HRLC Co-Director

Current and recent projects

We are proud to showcase some of our research projects which reflect the work of the HRLC. 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.

We are 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. Please explore some of our high-profile research projects: 


Previous projects

Since its establishment in 1993, the Human Rights Law Centre has been at the forefront of global efforts with regard to human rights knowledge transfer, technical cooperation, bilateral assistance, publications, capacity building and training.

Please explore our previous projects for more on our research and how we engage with a wide range of international organisations, national governments and civil society actors.

Explore our previous projects

Research units

The Human Rights Law Centre includes six research units which are reflective of our collective expertise.

These are: Business, Trade and Human Rights, Civil and Political Rights, Economic and Social Rights, European Human Rights Law, Forced Migration, and International Criminal Justice.

Explore our research unit pages for an overview of their projects, publications and people.

Explore our research units


Research funding partners



Human Rights Law Centre

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

+44 (0)115 846 8506