New publication: Human Rights Politics

Jun 10th, 2024 | By

Michael Krennerich’s book “Human Rights Politics. An introduction” has just been published – also available as Open Access.

The book introduces the diversity of topics, actors, and institutions involved in human rights politics and shows how political science and related disciplines can help to organize the field of research and (more) systematically describe and examine the complex reality of human rights politics.

The right to truth and justice – why do the archives of Chile’s National Commission on Political Prisoners and Torture remain secret for 50 years?

Feb 16th, 2023 | By

This question is examined by Chilean laywer Felipe Téllez, who draws the conclusion that the law which imposes the restriction of access needs to be changed, at least in order to grant judicial bodies access to relevant information in order to help with their investigations.

Heiner Bielefeldt “Sources of Solidarity : A Short Introduction to the Foundations of Human Rights”

Aug 29th, 2022 | By

The book “Sources of Solidarity” offers a profound introduction to the foundations of human rights. The author Heiner Bielefeldt is member of the NMRZ and chair of human rights and human rights politics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

The persecution of Hedme Castro continues in Honduras – call for donations

Nov 17th, 2021 | By

Hedme Castro, director of the human rights organization ACI-PARTICIPA in Honduras was a guest of the Nuremberg Human Rights Center (NMRZ) from March to September as part of the ESI (Elisabeth Selbert Initiative) protection program for persecuted human rights defenders. Now her house has been burned down. We stand in solidarity with our friend Hemde and have opened a donation account, so that she can find a sace place to stay.

The Dangers of Sexist Rhetoric on Social Media (2016-2021)

Sep 7th, 2021 | By

Social networks have created new communication channels, but they are also a breeding ground of sexist rhetoric and gender specific desinformation about female candidates and politicians. With the upcoming federal elections in Germany, the subject is currently especially important and visible. This article analyzes common attacks against women with examples from Germany and the US.

Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Dec 2nd, 2019 | By

The year 2019 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Ensuring gender equality in post-conflict reconstruction: Three primary challenges and corresponding approaches

Nov 13th, 2019 | By

In post-conflict settings, every human right, from social and economic rights like access to food, water, and housing, to civil and political rights, can be impacted. Solutions to each of these challenges will need to be addressed within the unique historical context and local socio-political environment, with the most vulnerable deserving special attention and participation in the process. Integrating a gender-mainstreaming approach to reconstruction can inform the understanding of these persistent themes and mitigate some of the issues in post-conflict settings.

The Molina Theissen case

Aug 20th, 2018 | By

Guatemala is the country with the highest number of victims of enforced disappearance in Latin America. As a result of the repression during the internal armed conflict (1960-1996), around 45,000 people were disappeared. Despite this large number, only a few cases have been investigated and prosecuted. In her article Gretel Alexandra Mejía Bonifazi reports the remarkable example of the Molina Theissen family in the search for truth and justice.

APPLICATION OPEN!! HUMAN RIGHTS M.A. at FAU University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Jun 16th, 2014 | By

The M.A. Human Rights addresses the growing importance of human rights in all areas of society and academia. The course program covers fundamental as well as current issues and challenges. It pursues an interdisciplinary approach taking the political, philosophical and legal dimensions of human rights into account. Graduates of the program will be equipped with theoretical and practical skills to pursue professional activities in human rights contexts.
The M.A. Human Rights welcomes students from all over the world. It is open to students with a university degree and with professional or practical experience in human rights.
Students could work as practitioners in public administrations, international and non-governmental organizations, the media, interest groups and associations, as well as in specialized law firms, and corporations.[…]