The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), is a network of over 80 (and growing) member institutes that carries out research and educational activities in the field of human rights. The member institutes are from over 30 different countries spanning all continents. AHRI’s objective is to bring together human rights researchers from across the disciplines, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and collaboration, and to promote research, education and discussion in the field of human rights. AHRI is supportive of PhD researchers and the facilitation of exchange between the different member institutes.
AHRI Co-operation Agreement
The AHRI Co-operation Agreement (pdf) was signed in Reykjavik 22 September 2000. Bjarney Friðriksdóttir, former Director of the Icelandic Human Rights Center, was elected as AHRI’s first Chair. The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights accepted to host the Secretariat with Peter Malcontent as Executive Secretary.
The Constitution for the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) was amended by the AHRI Assembly 21 September 2015.
Chair, Dr. Kasey McCall-Smith, The Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh.
Executive Secretary, Dr. Elaine Webster, Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law, University of Strathclyde.
The member institutes of the Executive Committee are elected in staggered three-year periods and their designated representatives act on behalf of the institutes while on the committee. The current Executive Committee includes:
AHRI was established in 2000 at a founding meeting in Iceland hosted by the Icelandic Human Rights Centre. All active European academic human rights institutes were invited to join and the following founding members met in Iceland:
For further information and news about AHRI please visit the AHRI website