University of Essex

Advancing the legal and broader practice of international human rights


Over 25 years, the university’s Human Rights Centre has built itself a pre-eminent reputation for interdisciplinary teaching that embraces not only human rights law but also philosophy, political theory and sociology. It has an outstanding record for innovative research, publication and practice and its faculty members often advise the United Nations, Amnesty and other international organisations. The Centre’s expertise has enhanced the UK’s international reputation, while its alumni continue to advance human rights around the world.