Institute for Human Rights
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The Institute for Human Rights is a research institute founded in 1985, and is situated in the Faculty of social sciences, business and economics at Åbo Akademi University.Its principal aim is to promote research, provide education and disseminate information relating to the protection of human rights.
The Institute has a long experience in organising human rights courses of high standards. A Master's Degree Programme in International Human Rights Law was introduced in the fall of 2006. The activities of the Institute are financed partly through the University's budget and partly through project-based external funding. Under the directorship of Professor Elina Pirjatanniemi, the Institute operates with a number of in-house and visiting scholars specialising in the area of human rights.
- The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has published two new reports relating to migration issues: Migration to the EU: Five persistent challenges and Current migration situation in the EU: Impact on local communities (update). The Institute for Human Rights has contributed to the reports as a national contractor in Finland.
- New publication: A new publication on human rights education, with contributions by Elina Pirjatanniemi, Kati Frostell and Maija Mustaniemi-Laakso from the Institute for Human Rights: Ungas rätt till samtal: en antologi om människorättsfostran. For more information, please see here.
- Utrecht Declaration on Academic Freedom [pdf] 416k, adopted by the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) at its annual conference in Utrecht, 3 September 2016.
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