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Unit profile


Human rights law is a broad area of research that addresses and critically examines issues and problems arising in ongoing efforts to secure full protection of human rights in different contexts, and in relation to different actors (both states and non-state actors). It covers questions of how to protect human rights in Sweden, EU and around the world at a time of great global challenges brought about by climate change, armed conflict, pandemics, and new technologies. Our research environment contributes with research that brings into focus the role of international, regional, and national law and courts in safeguarding human rights, including through the provision of opportunities for redress in case of human rights violations. It considers specifically the rights of women, refugees and migrants, children, and the elderly. The area is enriched by critical research that directs attention to deeper structural constraints impeding the full realization of rights.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law


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