27 aug 28 aug




AHRI (The Association of Human Rights Institutes) Conference: Human Rights Strategies
Organised by the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights.

The conference aims at discussing the practice of human rights strategies from different angles and disciplines. Attention will be paid to the different dimensions such strategies play in discussions about alleged violations and abuses of human rights by a variety of actors while focusing on the question what role academics in the broad field of human rights research can and must play to preserve the delicate balance between exposing human rights abuses and retaining academic integrity.


The theme of the 2021 AHRI Conference opens up the possibility to study and discuss all kinds of strategies that are being used by a plethora of actors who wish to further the cause of human rights. This topic is not only interesting from a human rights perspective (both from the point of view of victims and alleged perpetrators), but it is also a thought-provoking issue for criminologists, sociologists, anthropologists, and political scientists.

  • Thursday 26 August: PhD workshop
  • Friday 27 August: AHRI conference
  • Saturday 28 August: AHRI conference
  • Download the programme


The AHRI 2021 conference is a joint effort by the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights and the Association of Human Rights Institutes

The Maastricht Centre for Human Rights is based at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. There is great diversity among the members as regards nationalities and cultural and scientific backgrounds. Research conducted at the centre is interdisciplinary, with a focus on public international law, criminal law, criminology and other relevant social sciences. The Centre favours research themes that contribute to a better society within the context of the process of globalisation and that raise fundamental questions about human rights (as opposed to mere technicalities). 


The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) is a network of almost 80 member institutions that carry out research and education in the field of human rights across every continent. The objective of AHRI is to promote research, education and discussion in the field of human rights.



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