What are human rights to you?
“Human rights are entitlements that every person has just because of being human. You deserve food, you deserve clothes, and you deserve a house – those are examples of things that should be human rights.” Mumbi Maina-Murimi, Programme Associate
“People need human rights in order to enjoy a dignified life. Human rights are universal but also acknowledge differences among people.” Sri Aryani, Programme Officer
“Human rights are the fundamental right of every person to enjoy the basic building blocks of a dignified and good life. Since human rights belong to everyone equally, the human rights system is only as strong as the rights of those who are most left behind and marginalized in society. We therefore work to identify existing gaps and problems and to support stronger human rights development for a more just and equal world for everyone. My own work currently focuses on research and analysis of the potential human rights impacts of states’ legal and policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Elina Hammarström, Research Assistant and Alumni from the International Human Rights Law Master’s Programme