Human Rights Research & Education

We work with Yerevan State University (YSU) and the American University of Armenia (AUA) in supporting their educational human rights programmes, as well as research on human rights-related issues. We collaborate with representatives from both academia and civil society. 

Read about one of our recent projects ‘Engaging in collaborative human rights research’; here

In October 25-26, 2021, we held a workshop on research ethics and methodology. This workshop was part of the support provided by RWI in three collaborative research projects on human rights in Armenia. These research projects covered the right to the city and IDPs, a restitution fund for the Armenian population affected by the war in Azerbaijan, and gender-responsive budgeting in Armenia. They are being implemented by research groups composed of Armenian civil society organisations and academia. 

We also support master’s programmes, including the MA Human Rights and Social Justice programme run by the AUA. This support involves education, research, and outreach activities. Our support draws upon experience gained through co-organising the Master’s programme in International Human Rights Law taught at Lund university since 1991, as well as our experience supporting MA programmes worldwide. We also conduct assessments of master’s programmes’ curricula on human rights, as well as provide guidance on how to improve the content and structure of human rights programmes.  

Together with AUA and YSU we have also explored how Clinical Legal Education initiatives can be developed further at both universities, to increase access to justice for vulnerable groups in society. 

Workshop with human rights research groups held in Yerevan in October 2021.