Research and Education

Centre for Human Rights members author world leading scholarship on human rights, that is utilised by governments, political regions, professional organisations and civil society.

Our research and publications are contributing to the worldwide understanding of human rights and human rights education. Our expertise in the simulation exercise, the Model United Nations, has been used by the UK government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office to train junior civil servants, Chevening Scholars, and the FCO Youth Inspiration Group.

Birmingham City University Law students have participated within the MUN, and it now forms part of the LLB module “United Nations: Law and Practice,” led by Professor Yorke and Dr Nazir, to provide students with cutting edge employability skills.     

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Members of the Centre for Human Rights have contributed to several publications, research pages and conferences since its creation.

Model United Nations

The CHR has expertise in organising Model United Nations (or “MUN’s”), with a particular focus on the UN Security Council.

Visiting Scholars

Our visiting professors offer expertise through teaching and research.
UN Geneva UPR project

The Universal Periodic Review Academic Network

UPR Academic Network aims to create a global network of researchers and academics working on the UPR to share their expertise.
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Externship Programme

In 2021, CHR launched an annual externship programme with the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan.