Irish Centre for Human Rights

The Irish Centre for Human Rights has developed a global reputation for excellence in the field of human rights teaching, research and advocacy. A thriving research community exists at the Centre, with an excess of 40 doctoral candidates. Students are engaged in research on a broad spectrum of topics: international human rights law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international relations.


Burma/Myanmar Project - Situation of the Rohingyas in Northern Rakhine

In August 2008, the Irish Centre for Human Rights received funding from Irish Aid to launch a project on the human rights situation of the Rohingyas/Muslims of Rakhine State in Western Burma/Myanmar. As part of the project, the Irish Centre for Human Rights established a research unit to carry an open source research and take part in a fact-finding mission and the drafting of a report.

The China Death Penalty Project

This is a three-year research project into the abolition of the death penalty in China. The project, which is funded by the European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights, will involve research into death penalty cases as well as survey work on public opinion and the death penalty.

Ireland participation in International Human Rights Law and Institutions

The objective of this project is to document and analyse Irish foreign policy towards the development and evolution of International Human Rights Law during its formative stage. It sub-divides into an analysis of Ireland's involvement in human rights law-making and Ireland's engagement in international human rights institutions.

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