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Human Rights in a Polarised World

The profile area will consolidate and develop Lund University’s standing as a unique hub for cross-disciplinary human rights research and education. The field of Human Rights addresses challenges related to growing inequality gaps between rich and poor, refugee and migration movements, health, the climate crisis, conflicts and new technologies.

By bringing together several research disciplines, the profile area can promote human rights as effective tools for justice, while simultaneously strengthening democratic ideals, that are today threatened by authoritarianism, violence and inequaliy.

Human Rights in a Polarised World is one out of five profile areas at Lund University.

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Lena Halldenius

More about our research

Lund University got a long tradition of conducting research within the field of Human rights. Please visit the following link to see research from Lund University done before the establishment of the Profile area Human Rights, in January 2023.

General search on Human Rights research in the Research Portal

Reseach outputs on Human Rights research in the Research Portal

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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