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Human Rights

"Every Human Has Rights" (Sticker on a lamp post)

UZHR – The University of Zurich Centre for Human Rights Studies

Lead: Faculty of Law
Involved: Faculty of Business, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Founded: 2009

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Christine Kaufmann, Institute of Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law) (Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Francis Cheneval, Institute of Philosophy (Deputy Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Schaber, Institute of Philosophy
  • Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf, Department of Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Georg Scherer, Department of Business Administration
  • Prof. Dr. Kerstin Vokinger, Institute of Law (Public Law)

Bolstering Human Rights

The UZHR aims to raise awareness of human rights issues. It actively promotes the transfer of knowledge to business, politics and the interested general public. As an interdisciplinary scientific network, the UZHR is at the forefront of human rights research and teaching and thus contributes to the visibility of UZH in this field. The UZHR cooperates internationally with universities and human rights institutions abroad through joint projects and events.


The University of Zurich Center for Human Rights Studies (UZHR)
University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 74/5
CH-8001 Zurich
Coordination Office
Dr. Iris Glockengiesser
Phone: +41 44 634 41 87

Contact (E-mail)

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