Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law and Politics
Social SciencesLaw (jurisprudence)Political scienceHumanitiesHistory and archaeologyPhilosophy, ethics and religion

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and FU Berlin will establish an International Research Training Group (IRTG) “Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law and Politics” in 2014. Distinguished scholars from the MenschenRechtsZentrum at Universität Potsdam and the Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte will be associated with IRTG. Human Rights under Pressure will be funded by the German Research Foundation and the Einstein Foundation Berlin.


Providing a platform for cutting edge research on the most pressing contemporary challenges for the realization of human rights, IRTG offers young researchers a unique opportunity to conduct original research in one of three identified fields:

  • human rights during crises and emergencies
  • human rights and diversity
  • human rights and globalization

Its qualification strategy comprises a three-year program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who will participate in both jointly and locally held courses, e.g. a two-week intensive introductory course at Hebrew University, joint interdisciplinary colloquia, master classes, joint lecture series and annual summer schools in Berlin. Furthermore, the program provides for a compulsory mobility phase during which doctoral candidates will conduct their research at the respective partner university.

Prof. Dr Klaus Hoffmann-Holland Freie Universität Berlin realisation globalisation programme

human rights, crisis, emergency, diversity, globalization

Contact Information

Prof. Dr Helmut Aust
Dr. Despoina Glarou
FU Berlin
Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft
Boltzmannstr. 3, room 2209
14195 Berlin
+49 (0)30 838 53 013
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Freie Universität Berlin